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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.

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

23.9 x 32.3 cm (9 7/16 x 12 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

98.231

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)

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles