Textile sample

Japanese
Late Edo to early Meiji era
late 19th century


Object Place: Japan

Dimensions

26.9 x 42.5 cm (10 9/16 x 16 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

98.229

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 a scene from the Noh drama “Shojô” depicting a shojô, or sake-loving sprite, next to a large container of sake near the water’s edge in blue, gray, violet, purple, green, yellow, brown, black and white, created by the yûzen process, and accented with embroidered strips of gilt paper and couched with gold metallic thread.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection