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Fragment of silk

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Fragment of silk with green twill-weave gound and repeating design of auspicious clouds, arabesque and stylized Chinese characters 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, Edo period, early 19th century

Object Place

Japan

Dimensions

Overall: 75 x 34.5 cm (29 1/2 x 13 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

97.458

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles