Textile sample with design of weeping plums and weeping willow in white and yellow on a purple ground, created by the yûzen technique, with embroidered accents in pink and brown silk and gold metallic thread.
William Sturgis Bigelow Collection; gift of William Sturgis Bigelow to the MFA in August, 1898
William Sturgis Bigelow Collection
Japanese, early Meiji era, mid-19th century
23.7 x 32.3 cm (9 5/16 x 12 11/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Silk, gold metallic thread; plain-weave crepe (chirimen), hand drawn paste resist-dyed and painted (yûzen, shiroage), embroidered (shishû)