Fragment of silk

Japanese
Edo period
late 18th or early 19th century


Object Place: Japan

Dimensions

Height x width: 25.5 x 17 cm (10 1/16 x 6 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

93.1026

Medium or Technique

Silk twill-weave, warp yarn resist-dyed (kasuri, ikat), 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 twill-weave silk with brown and beige color block created by ikat process with design of floral roundels composed of Seven Treasures pattern (shippô-tsunagi) in dark blue, purple and gold silk and gilt paper strip discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts.

Provenance

Denman Waldo Ross Collection; Gift from Denman Waldo Ross to the MFA, September 1, 1893

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection