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Textile fragment

Textile fragment

  • Place of origin:

    China (Hangchow, made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1870 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    woven silk

  • Museum number:

    FEC.LOST 98/15/4.16

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

A fragment of figured silk, orange. The pattern is of some of the eight Buddhist emblems of Happy Augury – including the lotus flower and the canopy. The ground is plain weave with a pattern of floating warps, 3:1 twill, S direction. Self-patterning. Selvedge on one side. The warp is x-ply with no evidence of twist; approx. 48 ends cm. The weft is x-ply with a slight S twist; approx. 30 picks cm.

Physical description

A fragment of figured silk, orange. The pattern is of some of the eight Buddhist emblems of Happy Augury – including the lotus flower and the canopy. The ground is plain weave with a pattern of floating warps, 3:1 twill, S direction. Self-patterning. Selvedge on one side. The warp is x-ply with no evidence of twist; approx. 48 ends cm. The weft is x-ply with a slight S twist; approx. 30 picks cm.

Place of Origin

China (Hangchow, made)

Date

ca. 1870 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

woven silk

Dimensions

Height: 220 mm, Width: 155 mm

Descriptive line

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

Labels and date

Figured silk with design of the lotus flower and the caopy (which are two of the eight Buddhist emblems of Happy Augury) and conventional cloud forms. Chinese (hangchow): about 1870. []

Materials

Silk

Techniques

Weaving; Dyeing

Categories

Textiles

Collection

East Asia Collection

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