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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

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William Sturgis Bigelow Collection

Japanese, Late Edo or early Meiji era, late 19th century

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Height x width: 10 1/2 x 6 9/16 in. (26.7 x 16.7 cm)

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Medium or Technique

Silk, gold leaf; plain-weave crêpe with supplementary warp and weft patterning, hand drawn paste resist-dyed and painted (yûzen)


Textiles and Fashion Arts