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Textile fragment

Textile fragment

  • Place of origin:

    China (Soochow, made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1870 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    woven silk

  • Museum number:

    FEC.LOST 98/15/4.19

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

A green figured silk. Pattern includes some of the eight Buddhist emblems of Happy Augury – the flaming wheel, the endless knot, the state umbrella, the vase etc. The ground is an extended plain weave (Louisine) with a pattern of floating warps in irregular satin. Self-patterning. Selvedge on one side. The warp is x-ply with no evidence of twist; double; approx. 130 ends cm. The weft is x-ply with no evidence of twist; thick; approx. 32 picks cm.

Physical description

A green figured silk. Pattern includes some of the eight Buddhist emblems of Happy Augury – the flaming wheel, the endless knot, the state umbrella, the vase etc. The ground is an extended plain weave (Louisine) with a pattern of floating warps in irregular satin. Self-patterning. Selvedge on one side. The warp is x-ply with no evidence of twist; double; approx. 130 ends cm. The weft is x-ply with no evidence of twist; thick; approx. 32 picks cm.

Place of Origin

China (Soochow, made)

Date

ca. 1870 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

woven silk

Dimensions

Height: 225 mm, Width: 170 mm

Descriptive line

Fragment of Chinese woven silk, green, ca. 1870.

Labels and date

Figured silk with design including some of the eight Buddhist emblems of Happy Augury - the flaming wheel, the endless knot, the state umbrella, the vase etc. Chinese (soochow): about 1870. []

Materials

Silk

Techniques

Weaving; Dyeing

Categories

Textiles

Collection

East Asia Collection

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