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Fragment of silk

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Fragment of silk with dark blue and gold iridescent plain-weave ground with design of dragon roundels and auspicious clouds in gilt paper strip and white and green silk discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts.

Provenance

Denman Waldo Ross Collection; Gift from Denman Waldo Ross to the MFA, October 6, 1902

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Japanese, Edo period, early 19th century

Object Place

Japan

Dimensions

Overall: 63 x 30 cm (24 13/16 x 11 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

02.335

Medium or Technique

Silk plain-weave 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