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Length of silk for sash (obi)

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Length of silk for sash (obi) with design of chrysanthemum, autumn grasses, bamboo and pine in red, green, tan, blue, gray, and white silk a metallic silver supplementary weft patterning on a white silk twill ground. Unlined.


Gift of Mrs. Bill Knapp to the MFA in 1950

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Gift of Mrs. Bliss Knapp

Japanese, Meiji era, late 19th century

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42.4 x 140 cm (16 11/16 x 55 1/8 in.)

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


Textiles and Fashion Arts