Length of fabric (karaori) with design of mandarin ducks (oshidori), water hyacinths and swirling water in blue, green, purple, reddish-orange, gold and white silk and gilt paper strip discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts on a reddish-orange twill-weave silk ground.
Lent by Hervey E. Wetzel, March 1, 1918; gift of Mrs. Albertine W. F. Valentine, residuary legatee under the will of Hervey E. Wetzel, to the MFA on March 31, 1919
Gift of Mrs. Albertine W. F. Valentine, residuary legatee under the will of Hervey E. Wetzel
Japanese, Edo period, 18th century
203.2 x 59.7 cm (80 x 23.5 in.)
Medium or Technique
Silk, gilt paper strips; twill-weave ground with discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts tied down with supplementary warps in twill weave