Textile sample with design of pine needles in white on a purple and black ground, created by the paste resist-dye 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, early Meiji era, mid-19th century
23.2 x 32.0 cm (9 1/8 x 12 5/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Silk, metallic gold thread; plain-weave crepe (chirimen), stencil resist (katazome) or hand drawn paste resist-dyed (yûzen, shiroage), embroidered (shishû)