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