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Textile fragment

Bright light blue satin ground with a design of lion in lobed medallions, grape, and squirrel in lobed medallions, against a design of intersecting circles (shippor diaper). Woven with red and green silk, and narrow strips of gilded paper.

Credit Line

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection

Japanese, Late 19th century

Object Place

Japan

Accession Number

98.487

Medium or Technique

Silk, gold metallic thread; compound weave, Shuchin

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles