Textile sample

Japanese
Late Edo or early Meiji era
late 19th century


Object Place: Japan

Dimensions

23.9 x 32.3 cm (9 7/16 x 12 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

98.231

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 pine trees (matsu), a crane (tsuru), tortoise (kame) and three blossoms in white, brown and grayish-blue, created by the yûzen process, with red silk and metallic gold embroidered and couched accents.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection