Fragment of silk

Japanese
Meiji era
late 19th century


Object Place: Japan

Dimensions

Overall: 37 x 22 cm (14 9/16 x 8 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

26.184

Medium or Technique

Silk plain-weave ground with silk and gilt paper strip discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts tied down with supplementary warps in plain-weave (kinkawa-ori)

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Textile fragment with design of monkey, parrots, flowers, butterflies and fruit in two shades of blue, two shades of green, pale greenish-gray, two shades of brown, salmon pink and dark red on a gold and silver ground; weave imitates wrought leather (kinkawa-ori), invented by Kaneda Chûbei XIII in 1866.

Provenance

Denman Waldo Ross Collection; Gift of Denman Waldo Ross to the MFA on November 4, 1926

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection