Textile sample

Japanese
Late Edo (Bakumatsu) or early Meiji era
late 19th century


Object Place: Japan

Dimensions

Height x width: 12 1/8 x 13 7/8 in. (30.8 x 35.2 cm)

Accession Number

98.409

Medium or Technique

Silk plain-weave, stencil resist-dyed (katazome, kata komon), hand drawn paste resist-dyed and painted (yûzen), embroidered with silk (shishû), couched with gold metallic thread (koma-nui)

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Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Textile sample with design of pine tree in gray, black and brown, created by the yûzen process, with embroidered and couched accents in green and brown silk and gold metallic thread, partially visible through a jagged pine bark pattern (matsukawa-bishi) which is made up of a stenciled small repeat pattern (komon) in light and dark gray.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection