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Length of silk with design of repeating flower and vase motif alternating with empty bowl motif in green silk and gilt paper strip discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts on a dark blue silk twill-weave ground.


Denman Waldo Ross Collection; gift of Denman Waldo Ross to the MFA on November 4, 1926

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Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Chinese, Ming dynasty, late 16th century

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Height x width: 44 x 26.5 cm (17 5/16 x 10 7/16 in.)

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


Textiles and Fashion Arts