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Textile sample with design of birds floating and feeding in the swirling water in brown, gray, black and white on a light and dark blue ground, created by the yûzen process, and embroidered with gilt paper strips.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection

Japanese, Late Edo to early Meiji era, 19th century

Object Place

Japan

Dimensions

26.4 x 40.5 cm (10 3/8 x 15 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

98.253

Medium or Technique

Silk, gilt paper strips; plain-weave crepe (chirimen), hand drawn paste resist-dyed and painted (yûzen), embroidered (shishû, takeyamachi-nui)

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles