Fragment of silk

Chinese
Qing dynasty
mid-17th century


Object Place: China

Dimensions

Height x width: 32 x 26 cm (12 5/8 x 10 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

26.185

Medium or Technique

Silk satin-weave with silk and gilt paper strip discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts tied down with supplementary warps in twill-weave

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Fragment of reddish-orange silk satin with overall background design of interlocking swastika pattern in gilt paper strip discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts upon which are peaches, blossoms, leaves and branches in green, gold, white, pink and reddish-orange silk and gilt paper strip discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection