Textile sample

Japanese
Late Edo or early Meiji era
late 19th century


Object Place: Japan

Dimensions

Height x width: 2 15/16 x 3 11/16 in. (7.4 x 9.4 cm)

Accession Number

98.218

Medium or Technique

Silk, gilt paper strips; plain-weave with supplementary warp and weft patterning, hand drawn paste resist-dyed and painted (yûzen), embroidered (shishû)

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Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Textile sample with design of butterbur flower in yellow, green and white, created by the yûzen process, accented with embroidered gilt paper strips on a dark purple silk ground with woven pattern of small squares.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection