Textile sample

Japanese
Bakumatsu to early Meiji era
late 19th century


Object Place: Japan

Dimensions

29.7 x 35.3 cm (11 11/16 x 13 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

98.400

Medium or Technique

Silk plain-weave crêpe (chirimen), hand drawn and paste resist-dyed and painted (yûzen), embroidered (shishû)

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Textile sample with design of sprays of bamboo (take) and a dragonfly (tombo) in gray and white on a pale blue ground, created by the yûzen process, and embroidered with black and brown silk.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection