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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.

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

23.6 x 33.5 cm (9 5/16 x 13 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

98.236

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)

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles