Textile sample

Japanese
Late Edo or early Meiji era
late 19th century


Object Place: Japan

Dimensions

Height x width: 4 1/4 x 2 11/16 in. (10.8 x 6.9 cm)

Accession Number

98.474

Medium or Technique

Silk, gilt paper strips; plain-weave crepe with supplmentary warp patterning (mon-chirimen), embroidered (shishû, takeyamachi-nui)

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Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Textile sample with design of chrysanthemum (kiku), phoenix (ho-o) and Japanese characters embroidered with white, red, green and pink silk and gilt paper strips on a violet silk crepe ground with woven diamond lozenge pattern (hishigata). Characters read: Takeyamachi (embroidery) mon-e (?) pattern.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection