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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.

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

26.7 x 40.6 cm (10 1/2 x 16 in.)

Accession Number

98.262

Medium or Technique

Silk, gilt paper strips, gold metallic thread; hand drawn paste resist-dyed and painted (yûzen), embroidered (shishû, takeyamachi-nui)

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles