Textile sample

Japanese
Late Edo or early Meiji era
late 19th century


Object Place: Japan

Dimensions

Height x width: 14 1/4 x 30 3/4 in. (36.2 x 78.1 cm)

Accession Number

98.239

Medium or Technique

Silk plain-weave crepe (chirimen), hand drawn paste resist-dyed and painted (yûzen), stenciled with gold leaf

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Textile sample with design of three decorated shells from a shell-matching game (kai awase) and pine needles in green, blue, black, brown, tan and white on a light brown ground, created by the yûzen process, and stenciled gold leaf accents.

Provenance

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection; gift of William Sturgis Bigelow to the MFA in August, 1898

Credit Line

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection