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Fragment of silk

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Fragment of silk with dark blue twill-weave ground and design of dragons and clouds in gilt paper strip discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Japanese, late 18th or early 19th century

Object Place

Japan

Dimensions

Overall: 35 x 68 cm (13 3/4 x 26 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

97.457

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles