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Textile fragment with design of butterfly and paulownia in black and white silk and gilt paper strip supplementary weft patterning on a light blue plain-weave silk ground.

Provenance

Purchased at the Foreign Fair from Louis Wertheimer by the MFA on January 7, 1884

Credit Line

Everett Fund

Japanese,

Object Place

Japan

Dimensions

Height x width: 23.5 x 16.5 cm (9 1/4 x 6 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

84.441

Medium or Technique

Silk, gilt paper strips; plain-weave ground with supplementary weft patterning

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles