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Textile sample with design of pine branch (matsu) and wisteria (fuji) in white, gray and green, created by the yûzen process, and embroidered and couched in black silk and metallic gold thread.

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 or early Meiji era, late 19th century

Object Place

Japan

Dimensions

29.2 x 50.5 cm (11 1/2 x 19 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

98.230

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles