Chest cover (yutan)

Edo period
19th century

Object Place: Japan


52 x 55 x 60 cm (20 1/2 x 21 5/8 x 23 5/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Silk twill-weave ground with silk discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts tied down with supplementary warps in twill-weave

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Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Chest cover (yutan) constructed of five panels sewn together to form a box with overall design of hexagon lozenge pattern (kikkô-mon) surrounding Chinese flowers (karahana) in white, yellow, orange, green and blue discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts on a reddish-orange silk ground. At the center of each panel is a large peony and leaf motif in white silk discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts. Used with 21.248.


William Sturgis Bigelow Collection; gift of William Sturgis Bigelow to the MFA on March 3, 1921

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William Sturgis Bigelow Collection