Textile sample

Japanese
Late Edo or early Meiji era
late 19th century


Object Place: Japan

Dimensions

Height x width: 11 15/16 x 13 11/16 in. (30.3 x 34.7 cm)

Accession Number

98.434

Medium or Technique

Silk, gold metallic thread; plain-weave, stenciled (kata-komon) and 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 chrysanthemums (kiku) and a dragon fly (tombo) in gray, white, pink and blue, created by the yûzen process, accented with green silk embroidery and gold metallic thread couching on a gray and white ground made up of a small repeat stenciled pattern (komon) of butterflies.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection