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.
William Sturgis Bigelow Collection; gift of William Sturgis Bigelow to the MFA in August, 1898
William Sturgis Bigelow Collection
Japanese, Late Edo to early Meiji era, Late 19th century
24.5 x 40.5 cm (9 5/8 x 15 15/16 in.)
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)