Textile sample

Japanese
Late Edo or early Meiji era
late 19th century


Object Place: Japan

Dimensions

Height x width: 8 3/8 x 14 3/8 in. (21.3 x 36.5 cm)

Accession Number

98.407

Medium or Technique

Silk, gold metallic thread and gilt paper strips; plain-weave, 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), pampas grass (susuki), plum (ume), a flying Japanese bush warbler, a poem cards (shikishi) in white, gray, pink, light green, and yellow and gold, created by the yûzen process, and embroidered with gold metallic paper strips and couched with metallic gold thread.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection