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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

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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: 2 15/16 x 3 11/16 in. (7.4 x 9.4 cm)

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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)


Textiles and Fashion Arts