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Vertical banner (nobori) of imported red wool with appliquéd figure of warrior, ranking as an army general with 16th century regalia, in couched gold-wrapped thread and outlined with black twisted silk cord; face and hands embroidered in white silk, glass eyes; border on four sides with design...

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Gift from E. M. Raymond to the MFA, May 1901

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Gift of E. M. Raymond

Japanese, 19th century


Height x width: 143 x 38 in. (363.2 x 96.5 cm)

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Medium or Technique

Wool plain-weave, embroidered with silk and couched with gold -wrapped thread, appliquéd, glass eyes


Textiles and Fashion Arts