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Fragment of silk (two pieces)

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Fragment of silk (one of two) with reddish-orange twill-weave ground with design of Seven Treasures pattern (shippô tsunagi) in green, blue, pink, orange and gilt paper strip discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts.


By 1911, purchased by William Sturgis Bigelow (b. 1850 - d. 1926), Boston [see note 1]; 1911, gift of Bigelow to the MFA. (Accession Date: August 3, 1911) NOTES: [1] Much of Bigelow's collection of Asian art was formed during his residence in Japan between 1882 and 1889, although he also made acquisitions in Europe and the United States. Bigelow deposited many of these objects at the MFA in 1890 before donating them to the Museum's collection at later dates.

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William Sturgis Bigelow Collection

Japanese, Edo period, early 19th century

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Height x width (a): 67.5 x 16.5 cm (26 9/16 x 6 1/2 in.) Height x width (b): 26 9/16 x 6 1/2 in. (67.5 x 16.5 cm)

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


Textiles and Fashion Arts