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Textile sample with design of rabbits (usagi) jumping through wave pattern (seigaiha) in green, blue, purple, red, brown, black and white on pale gray silk crêpe ground created by the yûzen process, and accented with gold embroidery and couching.

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 to early Meiji era, Late 19th century

Object Place

Japan

Dimensions

24.5 x 40.5 cm (9 5/8 x 15 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

98.251

Medium or Technique

Silk, gilt paper strips, gold metallic thread; plain-weave crepe (chirimen), hand drawn paste resist-dyed and painted (yûzen), embroidered (shishû, takeyamachi-nui), couched (koma-nui)

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles