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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

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William Sturgis Bigelow Collection

Japanese, Bakumatsa to Meiji era, late 19th century

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29.0 x 35.3 cm (11 7/16 x 13 7/8 in.)

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Silk, gold metallic thread; plain-weave crepe (chirimen), hand drawn paste resist-dyed and painted (yûzen), embroidered (shishû) and couched ((koma-nui)


Textiles and Fashion Arts