Textile sample

Japanese
Late Edo to early Meiji era
Late 19th century


Object Place: Japan

Dimensions

24.5 x 40.5 cm (9 5/8 x 15 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

98.251

Medium or Technique

Silk, gilt paper strips, gold metallic thread; plain-weave crepe (chirimen), hand drawn paste resist-dyed and painted (yûzen), embroidered (shishû, takeyamachi-nui), couched (koma-nui)

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Textile sample with design of rabbits (usagi) jumping through wave pattern (seigaiha) in green, blue, purple, red, brown, black and white on pale gray silk crêpe ground created by the yûzen process, and accented with gold embroidery and couching.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection