Accordion album with 394 15th-19th century textile fragments

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At A Glance

  • Period

    19th century
  • Geography

    Japan and China
  • Material

    Silk, paper, fabric and opaque pigment
  • Dimension

    H x W x D (album, closed): 36.5 × 23.8 × 5.7 cm (14 3/8 × 9 3/8 × 2 1/4 in)
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Object Details

  • Description

    A sample album containing 394 textile fragments (one missing); textile fragments mounted front and back of 14 folded pages with identifying labels; mounted as an accordion album with brocade covers and four frontispiece paintings.
  • Collection

    Freer Gallery of Art Collection
  • Origin

    Japan and China
  • Credit Line

    Gift of Alan Kennedy
  • Type

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