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Textile sample with design of turnip, conch and mallet medallions in green, white and purple silk and metallic gold embroidery (shishû) 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 or early Meiji era, mid-19th century

Object Place

Japan

Dimensions

23.0 x 29.3 cm (9 1/16 x 11 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

98.287

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles