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Textile fragment with design of floral arabesque (karakusa) in gold-wrapped thread discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts on a dark blue silk velvet ground.

Provenance

Denman Waldo Ross Collection; Gift from Denman Waldo Ross to the MFA on September 3, 1931

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Japanese, Edo period, 18th or early 19th century

Object Place

Japan

Dimensions

Overall: 20.5 x 16 cm (8 1/16 x 6 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

31.563

Medium or Technique

Silk, cut pile (velvet) with gold-wrapped thread discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts tied down with supplementary warps in plain-weave

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles