Length of silk for sash (obi)
late 19th century
Object Place: Japan
Overall (Full loom width): 95.3 x 67.3 cm (37 1/2 x 26 1/2 in.)
Medium or Technique
Silk; twill ground with supplementary weft patterning (nishiki)
Not On View
Length of silk with repeating design of Chinese lions (shishi) and peonies (botan), often referred to as “Shakkyo,” in reference to a Noh play.
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)
 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.
William Sturgis Bigelow Collection