Textile sample

Japanese
Late Edo to early Meiji era
19th century


Object Place: Japan

Dimensions

26.7 x 40.6 cm (10 1/2 x 16 in.)

Accession Number

98.262

Medium or Technique

Silk, gilt paper strips, gold metallic thread; hand drawn paste resist-dyed and painted (yûzen), embroidered (shishû, takeyamachi-nui)

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Textile sample with design of pine needles, plum blossoms and bamboo leaves, the “Three Friends of Winter (shochikubai)” in white and green on a dark blue ground, created by the yûzen process, and embroidered and couched with gold accents.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection