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Textile fragment

Textile fragment

  • Place of origin:

    Japan (Yedo, made)

  • Date:

    19th century (made)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Woven silk

  • Museum number:

    FEC.LOST 98/15/4.29

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

A silk woven, patterned fabric. The ground is 1:5 twill, Z direction, over most of the fabric but varies over the pattern. The pattern is created with lance effects of the supplementary wefts. The ground weft is paired with two supplementary wefts of differing colours (eg: green + purple and yellow or green + red and yellow etc). The pattern is of geometric versions of floral icons. The fragment has selvedge on one side.

Warp
1) silk, 1-ply, no evidence of twist, stiffened
red
app. 60 ends cm

Weft
1) ground
silk, x-ply, STA, thick
green
app. 18 picks cm
2) supplementary lance
silk, x-ply, no evidence of twist, thick
white / yellow / red / purple / peach
Ratio 1:2

Physical description

A silk woven, patterned fabric. The ground is 1:5 twill, Z direction, over most of the fabric but varies over the pattern. The pattern is created with lance effects of the supplementary wefts. The ground weft is paired with two supplementary wefts of differing colours (eg: green + purple and yellow or green + red and yellow etc). The pattern is of geometric versions of floral icons. The fragment has selvedge on one side.

Warp
1) silk, 1-ply, no evidence of twist, stiffened
red
app. 60 ends cm

Weft
1) ground
silk, x-ply, STA, thick
green
app. 18 picks cm
2) supplementary lance
silk, x-ply, no evidence of twist, thick
white / yellow / red / purple / peach
Ratio 1:2

Place of Origin

Japan (Yedo, made)

Date

19th century (made)

Materials and Techniques

Woven silk

Dimensions

Height: 130 mm, Width: 230 mm

Descriptive line

Fragment of woven, patterned silk. Japan 19th century.

Labels and date

Figured silk. Yedo, Japan:19th century. Five shuttles - green, red, blue, pink and yellow - have been used to weave this pattern on a pink warp. []

Materials

Silk

Techniques

Weaving; Dyeing

Categories

Textiles

Collection

East Asia Collection

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