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Fragment of ornamental band

17th–18th century


23.5 x 4.5 cm (9 1/4 x 1 3/4 in.); Legacy dimension: .045 x .235

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk; brocade

Not On View


Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Ground: worn gold (gilded silver wound on yellow silk) tied by orange silk warp. Design: (crossing warp diagonally) rabbits under single flowers, and small conventionalized clouds woven with pink, pinkish orange blue, green, and neutral violet silk and worn silver (silver wound on white silk) weft. Tied by orange warp, narrow outer borders with reddish orange clouds alternating with small blue flowers. On each side of band a little fringed green weft and orange warp. Two pieces sewed together.

Credit Line

Helen and Alice Colburn Fund