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Textile sample with design of painted shell from the game "kai awase," drawstring bag, flowering plum branch, and feather with bamboo handle in white, brown, tan, green, blue, pink and gray on a blue ground, created by the yûzen process.

Marks

Lower left: seal in red ink

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, late 19th century

Object Place

Japan

Dimensions

Height x width: 10 3/4 x 13 1/2 in. (27.3 x 34.3 cm)

Accession Number

98.361

Medium or Technique

Silk; plain-weave rib variation, hand drawn paste resist-dyed and painted (yûzen)

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles