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Fragment of silk

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Fragment of silk with repeating design of alternating rows of floral and plant motifs in green, yellow-green, reddish-orange, salmon-pink and dark brown silk and gilt paper strip discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts on a cream twill-weave silk ground.

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

Overall: 54 x 69 cm (21 1/4 x 27 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

97.171

Medium or Technique

Silk twill-weave ground 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