Textile sample

Japanese
Bakumatsu to early Meiji era
mid-19th century


Object Place: Japan

Dimensions

26.5 x 37.2 cm

Accession Number

98.313

Medium or Technique

Silk plain-weave, stencil resist-dyed (katazome), hand drawn paste resist-dyed and painted (yûzen)

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Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Textile sample with design of pine tree and garden lantern in dark gray, created by the yûzen technique, and a repeating circle and lozenge motif composed of a minute dot pattern (komon kata) in white on a gray ground created by stencil resist-dyeing (katazome). There is red hiragana symbol in the bottom right corner.

Inscription

no mean. A part of hiragana (the Japanese cursive syllabary)

Provenance

Gift to MFA in August, 1898

Credit Line

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection