Textile sample

Japanese
Bakumatsu to Meiji era
late 19th century


Object Place: Japan

Dimensions

26.5 x 36.2 cm (10 7/16 x 14 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

98.249

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Textile sample with design of maple leaves (momiji), drooping cherry tree (sakura), Japanese bellflower (kikyo), dandelion (tampopo), nanten and bamboo fencing in white, purple, light blue, brown, green, gray, yellow and pink on a gray ground, created by the yûzen process, and embroidered and couched with metallic gold thread accents.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection