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Fragment of silk

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Fragment of silk with light blue plain-weave ground and repeating design of niche-shaped cartouche with rabbit and flowering plants in gilt paper strip discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts.

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: 73 x 50.5 cm (28 3/4 x 19 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

95.204

Medium or Technique

Silk plain-weave with gilt paper strip discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts tied down with supplementary warps in plain-weave

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles