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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 98/15/4.8

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

A fragment of figured silk, dark blue. The pattern is of storks within circles. 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 no evidence of twist; thick; approx. 40 picks cm. Selvedge on one side.

Physical description

A fragment of figured silk, dark blue. The pattern is of storks within circles. 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 no evidence of twist; thick; approx. 40 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: 218 mm, Width: 156 mm

Descriptive line

Fragment of Chinese woven blue silk, damask, ca. 1870.

Labels and date

Figured satin with design of the stork in overlapping circles. Chinese (Soochow): about 1870. []

Materials

Silk

Techniques

Weaving; Dyeing

Categories

Textiles

Collection

East Asia Collection

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