Textile sample with design of maple tree, suspended curtain, butterfly and instruments in green, blue, red, brown, white and gray, created by the yûzen technique, with metallic gold embroidered accents.
William Sturgis Bigelow Collection; gift of William Sturgis Bigelow to the MFA in August, 1898
William Sturgis Bigelow Collection
Japanese, Bakumatsu or Meiji era, 19th century
29.1 x 35.4 cm (11 7/16 x 13 15/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Silk plain-weave crepe (chirimen), hand drawn paste resist-dyed and painted (yûzen), embroidered (shishû) and couched with gold metallic thread (koma-nui)