Textile sample with design of branches of maple leaves (momiji), pine branches (matsu), wisteria (fuji), and flowing water in green, red, violet, blue, gray, black and white, created by the yûzen process, and embroidered and couched with silk and metallic gold accents.
William Sturgis Bigelow Collection; gift of William Sturgis Bigelow to the MFA in August, 1898
William Sturgis Bigelow Collection
Japanese, Bakumatsa to Meiji era, late 19th century
29.0 x 35.3 cm (11 7/16 x 13 7/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Silk, gold metallic thread; plain-weave crepe (chirimen), hand drawn paste resist-dyed and painted (yûzen), embroidered (shishû) and couched ((koma-nui)