MFA 35.1969, Textile fragment with floral design, Japan (Nara period, 8th century)

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Artifact Information

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston 35.1969. 11.43 x 8.89 cm (4 1/2 x 3 1/2 in.)

The textile fragment with floral design in blue and yellow silk on a green silk ground is a gift of Yamanaka & Co., Boston, to the MFA on December 5, 1935[1]. The textile is made of silk with supplementary weft patterning.


MFA 30.121 Painted cotton fragment © Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.


MFA 30.121 Painted cotton fragment, detail © Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

Summary of results

Sample 1, red thread, analyzed by Dr. Xian Zhang at Boston University, 2009.

red and purple threads were collected for dye analysis, analyzed by Dr. Xian Zhang at Boston University, 2009.

References

[1] http://www.mfa.org/collections/object/textile-fragment-65627