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Fragment of silk

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Fragment of silk with overall repeating design of white cranes with orange spot on head and blue or black accents on the wingtips on a solid ground of gilt paper stip discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts.

Provenance

Denman Waldo Ross Collection; Gift from Denman Waldo Ross to the MFA, April 10, 1897

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Japanese, Edo period, early 19th century

Object Place

Japan

Dimensions

Height x width: 29 1/8 x 13 9/16 in. (74 x 34.5 cm)

Accession Number

97.170

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles