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Fragment of silk with dark blue satin ground with gilt paper strip interlocking swastika pattern and overall repeating design of floral roundels and snowflake roundels (yukiwa), with auspicious clouds in between, in yellow, light and dark blue, pink and gilt paper strip discontinuous...

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Denman Waldo Ross Collection; Gift from Denman Waldo Ross to the MFA, March 16, 1895

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Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Japanese, Edo period, late 18th or early 19th century

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Overall: 67.2 x 51.5 cm (26 7/16 x 20 1/4 in.)

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Silk satin-weave with silk and gilt paper strip discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts tied down with supplementary warps in twill-weave


Textiles and Fashion Arts