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Textile sample with design of three decorated shells from a shell-matching game (kai awase) and pine needles in green, blue, black, brown, tan and white on a light brown ground, created by the yûzen process, and stenciled gold leaf 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, Late Edo or early Meiji era, late 19th century

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Height x width: 14 1/4 x 30 3/4 in. (36.2 x 78.1 cm)

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Silk plain-weave crepe (chirimen), hand drawn paste resist-dyed and painted (yûzen), stenciled with gold leaf


Textiles and Fashion Arts