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Length of silk velvet

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Length of silk velvet with a design of fan, birds and flowers in velvet (cut-pile) on a plain-weave pile ground of gray silk wefts and brown and gilt paper strip warps; selvedge of narrow yellow stripe and broader green stripe.

Provenance

Gift of Mrs. Asa Gray to the MFA on April 16, 1899

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Asa Gray

Japanese, Meiji era, 19th century

Object Place

Japan

Dimensions

56 x 57 cm (22 1/16 x 22 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

99.61

Medium or Technique

Silk, gilt paper strips; velvet, pile, cut-pile with plain-weave ground

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles