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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 98/15/4.3

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

A fragment of figured silk. The pattern includes some of the eight Buddhist emblems of Happy Augury. The ground is an extended plain weave (Louisine) with the pattern created of floating warps in irregular satin. Self-patterning. Selvedge on one side. The warp is x-ply with a slight Z twist; dark blue; double; approx. 60 ends cm. The weft is x-ply no evidence of twist; dark blue; thick; approx. 28 picks cm.

Physical description

A fragment of figured silk. The pattern includes some of the eight Buddhist emblems of Happy Augury. The ground is an extended plain weave (Louisine) with the pattern created of floating warps in irregular satin. Self-patterning. Selvedge on one side. The warp is x-ply with a slight Z twist; dark blue; double; approx. 60 ends cm. The weft is x-ply no evidence of twist; dark blue; thick; approx. 28 picks cm.

Place of Origin

China (Soochow, made)

Date

ca. 1870 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Woven silk

Dimensions

Height: 230 mm, Width: 170 mm

Descriptive line

Fragment of Chinese woven silk, dark 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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