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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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Provenance

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

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection

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

Object Place

Japan

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

95.203

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles