Textile sample

Japanese
Late Edo or early Meiji era
late 19th century


Object Place: Japan

Dimensions

Height x width: 8 1/2 x 14 1/4 in. (21.6 x 36.2 cm)

Accession Number

98.406

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Textile sample with design of baskets, grasses and butterflies in white, brown and yellow on a dark gray and purple ground, created by the yûzen process, embroidered with gold metallic paper strips 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