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Length of fabric (karaori)

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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.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Albertine W. F. Valentine, residuary legatee under the will of Hervey E. Wetzel

Japanese, Edo period, 18th century

Object Place

Japan

Dimensions

203.2 x 59.7 cm (80 x 23.5 in.)

Accession Number

19.711

Medium or Technique

Silk, gilt paper strips; twill-weave ground with discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts tied down with supplementary warps in twill weave

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