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.
Gift to MFA in August, 1898
William Sturgis Bigelow Collection
Japanese, Late Edo or early Meiji era, mid-19th century
25.0 x 41.0 cm (9 13/16 x 16 1/8 in.)
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)