Length of silk with design of checkerboard pattern made up of boxes with alternating grid work and interlocking swastika (manji tsunagi) patterns in light brown, dark brown and gold silk supplementary weft patterning on a silk twill ground.
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)
 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.
William Sturgis Bigelow Collection
Japanese, Meiji era, 19th century
Overall (Full loom width): 101 x 68.6 cm (39 3/4 x 27 in.)
Medium or Technique
Silk; twill-weave ground with supplementary weft patterning
Textiles and Fashion Arts