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Long, narrow banner with design of alternating floral (odaka) and circular (mitsudome) crests (kamon) in purple, white, reddish-orange, yellow and green silk on a pale pink damask with a design of wavy lines (tatewaku pattern) enclosing cloud motifs; loops of geen silk are stitched along one side.


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) NOTES: [1] 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.

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William Sturgis Bigelow Collection

Japanese, Edo period, 19th century

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Overall: 965 x 96cm (379 15/16 x 37 13/16in.)

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Medium or Technique

Silk damask


Textiles and Fashion Arts