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Textile sample with design of an elderly couple (Jô and Uba) with pine, plum, crane and tortoise (a scene from the Noh drama, Takasago) in gray, brown, blue, green, white and black, created by the yûzen technique, with metallic gold embroidered accents.

Provenance

Gift to MFA in August, 1898

Credit Line

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection

Japanese, Late Edo or early Meiji era, mid-19th century

Object Place

Japan

Dimensions

25.0 x 41.0 cm (9 13/16 x 16 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

98.255

Medium or Technique

Silk plain-weave crepe (chirimen), hand drawn paste resist-dyed and painted (yûzen), embroidered with gold paper strips (shishû) and couched with gold-wrapped thread (koma-nui)

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles