Textile sample with design of two Heian era figures, pine trees (matsu), plum trees (ume) and bamboo (take) in buff, green, red, light blue, purple, black, gray 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, Bakumatsu to Meiji era, late 19th century
25.6 x 35.2 cm (10 1/16 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), couched (koma-nui)