Textile sample with design of pine needles, plum blossoms and bamboo leaves, the "Three Friends of Winter (shochikubai)" in white and green on a dark blue ground, created by the yûzen process, and embroidered and couched with gold accents.
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
26.7 x 40.6 cm (10 1/2 x 16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Silk, gilt paper strips, gold metallic thread; hand drawn paste resist-dyed and painted (yûzen), embroidered (shishû, takeyamachi-nui)