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Textile sample with design of a scene from the Noh drama "Shojô" depicting a shojô, or sake-loving sprite, next to a large container of sake near the water's edge in blue, gray, violet, purple, green, yellow, brown, black and white, created by the yûzen process, and accented with embroidered...

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

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26.9 x 42.5 cm (10 9/16 x 16 3/4 in.)

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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)


Textiles and Fashion Arts