Length of silk

late Edo or early Meiji
19th century

Object Place: Japan


55 x 43 cm (21 5/8 x 16 15/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk twill-weave ground with silk discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts

Not On View


Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Length of silk with design of hanging paper slips of green and tan, tied with light blue ribbon, and decorated with various floral motifs in yellow, white, purple, blue and reddish-orange silk; ground of reddish-orange with design of interlocking swastika pattern (manji tsunagi) in weft floats and vertical stems with leaves in white silk.


By 1911, purchased by William Sturgis Bigelow (b. 1850 - d. 1926), Boston [see note 1]; 1911, gift of Bigelow to the MFA. (Accession Date: August 3, 1911)

[1] Much of Bigelow's collection of Asian art was formed during his residence in Japan between 1882 and 1889, although he also made acquisitions in Europe and the United States. Bigelow deposited many of these objects at the MFA in 1890 before donating them to the Museum's collection at later dates.

Credit Line

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection