Textile sample with design of cherry blossoms and petals caught in a spider web in white on a purple and black ground, created by the paste resist dye technique, with pink silk 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
23.0 x 32.1 cm (9 1/16 x 12 5/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Silk plain-weave crepe (chirimen), stencil resist-dyed (katazome) or hand drawn paste resist dyed (yûzen, shiroage), embroidered (shishû)