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Fragment of silk

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Fragment of silk with design of floral and plant motifs in blue, pink and white silk and silver paper strip discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts on a reddish-orange satin ground.

Provenance

Denman Waldo Ross Collection; Gift from Denman Waldo Ross to the MFA, December 7, 1897

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection

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

Object Place

Japan

Dimensions

Overall: 53.5 x 63 cm (21 1/16 x 24 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

97.455

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles