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Textile sample with design of a crane in embroidered in white silk and a tortoise embroidered in gold-wrapped thread on a reddish-orange ground.

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 period or early Meiji era, mid-19th century

Object Place

Japan

Dimensions

20.3 x 18.1 cm (8 x 7 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

98.286

Medium or Technique

Silk, gold metallic thread; plain-weave crepe (chirimen), embroidered (shishû)

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles