Textile sample

Japanese
Late Edo or early Meiji era
late 19th century


Object Place: Japan

Dimensions

Height x width: 12 1/16 x 14 1/4 in. (30.7 x 36.2 cm)

Accession Number

98.435

Medium or Technique

Silk, gold metallic thread; plain-weave, stenciled (kata-komon) and hand drawn paste resist-dyed and painted (yûzen), embroidered (shishû), couched (koma-nui)

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Textile sample with design of leaves and fruit in gray, white and reddish-orange, created by the yûzen process, accented with white and red silk embroidery and gold metallic thread couching on a dark gray and white ground made up of small repeat stenciled pattern (komon) of paulownia sprays and arabesques.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection