Fragment of silk

Japanese
Edo period
18th or early 19th century


Object Place: Japan

Dimensions

Height x width: 32 x 39.5 cm (12 5/8 x 15 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

01.5919

Medium or Technique

Silk twill-weave with silk discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts tied down with supplementary warps in twill-weave

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Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Fragment of twill-weave silk with overall design of interlocking hexagons and squares (shokkô variation) filled with various patterns such as swastika, fish scale, checkerboard, floral and bird motifs in blue, green, cream and reddish-orange silk discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts.

Provenance

Denman Waldo Ross Collection; Gift from Denman Waldo Ross to the MFA, May 22, 1901

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection