Textile sample with design of pine trees (matsu), a crane (tsuru), tortoise (kame) and three blossoms in white, brown and grayish-blue, created by the yûzen process, with red silk and metallic gold embroidered and couched accents.
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
23.9 x 32.3 cm (9 7/16 x 12 11/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Silk, gold metallic thread; plain-weave crepe (chirimen), hand drawn paste resist-dyed and painted (yûzen), embroidered (shishû) and couched (koma-nui)