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.
William Sturgis Bigelow Collection; gift of William Sturgis Bigelow to the MFA in August, 1898
William Sturgis Bigelow Collection
Japanese, Late Edo to early Meiji era, 19th century
26.4 x 40.5 cm (10 3/8 x 15 15/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Silk, gilt paper strips; plain-weave crepe (chirimen), hand drawn paste resist-dyed and painted (yûzen), embroidered (shishû, takeyamachi-nui)