Length of silk for sash (obi)
late 19th century
Object Place: Japan
Overall (Full loom width): 100.3 x 68.6 cm (39 1/2 x 27 in.)
Medium or Technique
Silk; warp and weft patterning
Not On View
Length of silk for sash (obi) with design of flying cranes (tsuru) and tortoiseshell pattern (kikko-mon) in white and gold silk on a pink silk ground with a diamond-shaped latticework.
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