Fragment of silk with design of alternating rows of chrysanthemum and peony arabesques interspersed with cherry blossoms in polychrome silk and gilt paper strip discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts on a reddish-orange silk satin ground.
Denman Waldo Ross Collection; Gift from Denman Waldo Ross to the MFA, March 16, 1895
Denman Waldo Ross Collection
Japanese, Edo period, late 18th or early 19th century
Overall: 54 x 60 cm (21 1/4 x 23 5/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Silk satin with silk and gilt paper strip discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts tied down with supplementary warps in twill-weave