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Fragment of silk

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Fragment of silk with dark blue and gold plain-weave iridescent ground and design of hanging fabric curtains (kichô) with peacocks perched atop in green and dark blue silk and gilt paper strip discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts.

Provenance

Denman Waldo Ross Collection; Gift from Denman Waldo Ross to the MFA, December 11, 1907

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Japanese, Edo period, early 19th century

Object Place

Japan

Dimensions

Overall: 60 x 46.5 cm (23 5/8 x 18 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

07.836

Medium or Technique

Silk plain-weave with silk and gilt paper strip discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts tied down with supplementary warps in plain-weave

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles