Textile sample with design of butterflies flying amidst bushes alongside a meandering fence in blue, gray and white, created by the yûzen process, and embroidered in yellow and red silk and couched with metallic gold accents.
William Sturgis Bigelow Collection; gift of William Sturgis Bigelow to the MFA in August, 1898
William Sturgis Bigelow Collection
Japanese, Late Edo or early Meiji era, late 19th century
23.6 x 33.5 cm (9 5/16 x 13 3/16 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)