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Fragment of silk

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Fragment of silk with design of interlocking swastika pattern composed of white, blue, orange and gold silk embroidered in satin-stitch on a natural plain-weave hemp ground.

Provenance

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection; Gift of William Sturgis Bigelow to the MFA, 1915

Credit Line

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection

Japanese, Edo period, 18th century

Object Place

Japan

Dimensions

Height x width: 3 1/2 x 3 1/2 in. (8.9 x 8.9 cm)

Accession Number

15.1336

Medium or Technique

Hemp plain-weave ground embroidered with silk

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles