Textile sample with design of butterbur in green, yellow, brown and white, created by the yûzen process, accented with applied gold leaf, on a dark purple crêpe ground with woven pattern of small squares.
William Sturgis Bigelow Collection; gift of William Sturgis Bigelow to the MFA in August, 1898
William Sturgis Bigelow Collection
Japanese, Late Edo or early Meiji era, late 19th century
Height x width: 10 1/2 x 6 9/16 in. (26.7 x 16.7 cm)
Medium or Technique
Silk, gold leaf; plain-weave crêpe with supplementary warp and weft patterning, hand drawn paste resist-dyed and painted (yûzen)