Textile sample

Japanese
Late Edo or early Meiji era
late 19th century


Object Place: Japan

Dimensions

Height x width: 8 1/8 x 14 1/4 in. (20.6 x 36.2 cm)

Accession Number

98.386

Medium or Technique

Silk plain-weave crepe (chirimen) ground, hand drawn paste resist-dyed and painted (yûzen), embroidered with gilt paper strips (shishû) and couched with gold-wrapped thread (koma-nui)

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Textile sample with design of three books of Noh plays, including “Takasago” and “Kuramatengu,” with references to scenes above in mist with pine trees in blue, brown, red, yellow, white and gray, created by the yûzen process, and embroidered and couched with accents in metallic gold.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection