Textile sample with design of butterbur flower in yellow, green and white, created by the yûzen process, accented with embroidered gilt paper strips on a dark purple silk 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: 2 15/16 x 3 11/16 in. (7.4 x 9.4 cm)
Medium or Technique
Silk, gilt paper strips; plain-weave with supplementary warp and weft patterning, hand drawn paste resist-dyed and painted (yûzen), embroidered (shishû)