Textile sample

Japanese
Late Edo or early Meiji era
Late 19th century


Object Place: Japan

Dimensions

Height x width: 16 7/8 x 11 7/8 in. (42.8 x 30.2 cm)

Accession Number

98.447

Medium or Technique

Silk; gold metallic thread; 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 silk thread spool, mulberry leaves, silkworm moth and butterfly in white, light and dark gray, orange and green on a light blue silk ground, created by the yûzen process, and accented with white, yellow, brown and black silk embroidery and gold metallic thread couching.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection