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Tie-dye (plangi), feltcloth, used during the Japanese tea ceremonies for displaying tea ceramics and other implements; ivory (natural), rich ochre red ground, tie-dyed with ochre yellow, blue-green (indigo over yellow), blackish (indigo over red). For Japanese market.

Provenance

Acquired by Jeff Spurr in the Japanese art market, mid 1990's; Purchased by MFA, June 27, 2001

Credit Line

Marshall H. Gould Fund

Central Asian, for Japanese market, second half of the 19th century

Object Place

Central Asia

Dimensions

203.2 x 142.2 cm (80 x 56 in.)

Accession Number

2001.277

Medium or Technique

Wool, felted and tie-dye

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles