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Textile sample with design of flying swallows in gray, brown and white on a light brown and blue ground with stylized waves, created by the yûzen technique.

Provenance

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection; gift of William Sturgis Bigelow to the MFA in August, 1898

Credit Line

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection

Japanese, Meiji era, mid to late 19th century

Object Place

Japan

Dimensions

33.7 x 26.7 cm (13 1/4 x 10 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

98.305

Medium or Technique

Silk plain-weave with supplementary weft patterning (kôbaiori), hand drawn paste resist-dyed and painted (yûzen, shiroage)

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles