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Textile sample with design of maple leaves (momiji), drooping cherry tree (sakura), Japanese bellflower (kikyo), dandelion (tampopo), nanten and bamboo fencing in white, purple, light blue, brown, green, gray, yellow and pink on a gray ground, created by the yûzen process, and embroidered and...

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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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26.5 x 36.2 cm (10 7/16 x 14 1/4 in.)

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


Textiles and Fashion Arts