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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 98/15/4.11

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Fragment of figured blue silk. The pattern is of Buddhist emblems of Happy Augury - the flaming wheel, the endless knot, the state umbrella, the vase. The ground is an 8 end satin, 5 shift, with the pattern in reverse. Self-patterning. The warp is x-ply with a slight Z twist; approx. 128 ends cm. The weft is x-ply with no evidence of twist; thick; approx. 44 picks cm. Selvedge on one side.

Physical description

Fragment of figured blue silk. The pattern is of Buddhist emblems of Happy Augury - the flaming wheel, the endless knot, the state umbrella, the vase. The ground is an 8 end satin, 5 shift, with the pattern in reverse. Self-patterning. The warp is x-ply with a slight Z twist; approx. 128 ends cm. The weft is x-ply with no evidence of twist; thick; approx. 44 picks cm. Selvedge on one side.

Place of Origin

China (Soochow, made)

Date

ca. 1870 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Woven silk

Dimensions

Height: 220 mm, Width: 182 mm

Descriptive line

Fragment of Chinese woven silk, blue, 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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