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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

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William Sturgis Bigelow Collection

Japanese, Bakumatsu to Meiji era, late 19th century

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25.6 x 35.2 cm (10 1/16 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), couched (koma-nui)


Textiles and Fashion Arts