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Textile sample with design of a basket of fruit, peacock feathers and plant on a stand in blue, brown, orange, gray and white on a shaded dark blue to pink silk crêpe ground, created by the yûzen process, and accented with couched gold metallic thread.


William Sturgis Bigelow Collection; gift of William Sturgis Bigelow to the MFA in August, 1898

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William Sturgis Bigelow Collection

Japanese, Late Edo to early Meiji era, Late 19th century

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26.3 x 40.5 cm (10 3/8 x 15 15/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Silk, gold metallic thread; hand drawn paste resist-dyed and painted (yûzen), couched (koma-nui)


Textiles and Fashion Arts