User Menu

MFA for Educators

Engage your students with the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, to illustrate themes and concepts in any discipline.

Textile fragment

Start collecting

Dark brown geometric leaf motifs on ground of small s-shaped pink and green lines; leaf motifs have dark brown outlines with light brown, red and green dots, red and blue blossoms, and a light green vine motif; selvedge on right


Miss Ellen A. Stone; Gift to the MFA, December, 1898

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Ellen A. Stone

Silk muslin

Probably French, used in America, second quarter of the 19th century

Place of Manufacture

probably France

Place of Use

New England, United States


17.8 x 23.5 cm (7 x 9 1/4 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Printed silk plain weave with paired warps and wefts


Textiles and Fashion Arts


Textiles, Printed