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This brocade makes use of gold thread, creating a composite that shimmers. the warm, muted tones of the gold are matched in color selections of light blue, dark blue, yellow, mauve, silvery white, and muted green threads. Two textile fragments have been sewn into a gold background. On the left is a rectangular segment of a blue and green dragon among clouds. The right segment is a floral decoration of a variety of plants and colors, interspersed with horizontal lines.
Japanese (Japanese (culture or style))
One of Four Panels of Textile Fragments: Kinran and Karaori
17th century
Transfer from the College of Architecture and Design
1972/2.44.1
The colorful strips of brocade at the top and bottom of this panel feature a woven design of ivy and peonies entwined around cartwheels, bamboo, and stylized diamonds. A wide rectangular fragment of an obi (sash for kimono) lie at the center of the textile. It is an almost abstract design of boats tossed in a frothy sea. The warm, muted tones of the gold are matched in color selections of mauve, and muted purple, blue, and green threads.
Japanese (Japanese (culture or style))
One of Four Panels of Textile Fragments: Obi Brocades
1600 – 1799
Transfer from the College of Architecture and Design
1972/2.44.2
Fragments of brocade textiles are stitched symmetrically into gold fabric. Gold, blue, and brownish/copper hues create the patterns on the textile fragments.
Japanese (Japanese (culture or style))
One of Four Panels of Textile Fragments: Indigo Brocades
1900 – 1926
Transfer from the College of Architecture and Design
1972/2.44.3
A checkered gold brocade foregrounds five fragments of textile: a square in the middle surrounded by four cornerpieces. Each textile has a different design, some with butterflies, birds, and other floral motifs.
Japanese (Japanese (culture or style))
One of Four Panels of Textile Fragments: Brocades in Various Traditional Pattern
1860 – 1926
Transfer from the College of Architecture and Design
1972/2.44.9
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