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Fragment of silk

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Fragment of silk with design of flowering cherry branches and leaves in bright green silk and gilt paper strip discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts on a white satin ground.

Provenance

Purchased by the donor in Japan. Denman Waldo Ross Collection; gift of Denman Waldo Ross to the MFA on February 9, 1909

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Chinese, Qing dynasty, late 17th or early 18th century

Object Place

China

Dimensions

Height x width: 13.5 x 15 cm (5 5/16 x 5 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

09.148

Medium or Technique

Silk satin-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