MFA 35.1972, fragment of silk waving, Japan (Nara period, 8th century)

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Artifact Information

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston 35.1972. 13 x 17 cm (5 1/8 x 6 11/16 in.) overall fragments

Fragment (only a few strands) olive, red, tan silk cord, basket weave.; small red silk fragment mounted with piece is a gift of Yamanaka & Co., Boston, to the MFA on December 5, 1935[1].

MFA 35.1972 Silk textile fragment. The samples were collected by textile curator Masumi Kataoka in 2010 © Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

Summary of results

golden and green threads were collected for dye analysis, analyzed by Prof. Laursen at Boston University, 2010.