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Textile sample with design of mandarin orange (tachibana) and butterfly (cho-cho) in green, yellow, red and white, created by the yûzen process, and embroidered with gilt paper strips on a dark purple silk ground with woven pattern of small squares.

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: 3 3/8 x 2 1/2 in. (8.5 x 6.4 cm)

Accession Number

98.219

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)

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles