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Textile sample with design of Japanese apricot and flying bird in white, yellow and brown, created by the yûzen process, on a dark purple silk ground with woven arabesque pattern.

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

Height x width: 9 3/4 x 3 9/16 in. (24.7 x 9 cm)

Accession Number

98.217

Medium or Technique

Silk plain-weave crepe with supplementary warp patterning, hand drawn paste resist-dyed and painted (yûzen)

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles