Textile sample

Japanese
Late Edo to early Meiji era
19th century


Object Place: Japan

Dimensions

26.4 x 40.5 cm (10 3/8 x 15 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

98.253

Medium or Technique

Silk, gilt paper strips; plain-weave crepe (chirimen), hand drawn paste resist-dyed and painted (yûzen), embroidered (shishû, takeyamachi-nui)

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Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Textile sample with design of birds floating and feeding in the swirling water in brown, gray, black and white on a light and dark blue ground, created by the yûzen process, and embroidered with gilt paper strips.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection