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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.

Provenance

Gift of Mrs. Bill Knapp to the MFA in 1950

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Bliss Knapp

Japanese, Meiji era, late 19th century

Object Place

Japan

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

RES.50.16

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes