Length of fabric (karaori)

Japanese
Edo period
18th century


Object Place: Japan

Dimensions

203.2 x 59.7 cm (80 x 23.5 in.)

Accession Number

19.711

Medium or Technique

Silk, gilt paper strips; twill-weave ground with discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts tied down with supplementary warps in twill weave

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Length of fabric (karaori) with design of mandarin ducks (oshidori), water hyacinths and swirling water in blue, green, purple, reddish-orange, gold and white silk and gilt paper strip discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts on a reddish-orange twill-weave silk ground.

Provenance

By 1918, Hervey E. Wetzel (b. 1888 - d. 1918), Boston; 1918, by inheritance from her cousin, Mrs. Albertine W. F. Valentine, Chicago [see note 1]; 1919, gift of Mrs. Albertine W. F. Valentine, residuary legatee under the will of Hervey E. Wetzel, to the MFA. (Accession date: March 31, 1919)

Notes:
[1] See Wetzel's will of November 8, 1918.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Albertine W. F. Valentine, residuary legatee under the will of Hervey E. Wetzel