Textile sample

Japanese
Late Edo or early Meiji era
late 19th century


Object Place: Japan

Dimensions

Height x width: 3 3/8 x 2 1/2 in. (8.5 x 6.4 cm)

Accession Number

98.219

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)

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Textile sample with design of mandarin orange (tachibana) and butterfly (cho-cho) in green, yellow, red and white, created by the yûzen process, and embroidered with 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