Textile fragment with design of floral arabesque (karakusa) in gold-wrapped thread discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts on a dark blue silk velvet ground.
Denman Waldo Ross Collection; Gift from Denman Waldo Ross to the MFA on September 3, 1931
Denman Waldo Ross Collection
Japanese, Edo period, 18th or early 19th century
Overall: 20.5 x 16 cm (8 1/16 x 6 5/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Silk, cut pile (velvet) with gold-wrapped thread discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts tied down with supplementary warps in plain-weave