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Textile sample with design of pine branches (matsu) and two flying cranes (tsuru) embroidered in pink silk and couched with metallic gold thread on a white silk crepe ground.

Provenance

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection; gift of William Sturgis Bigelow to the MFA in August, 1898

Credit Line

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection

Japanese, Bakumatsa to Meiji era, Late 19th century

Object Place

Japan

Dimensions

23.4 x 32.5 cm (9 3/16 x 12 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

98.224

Medium or Technique

Silk, gold metallic thread; plain-weave crepe (chirimen), embroidered (shishû)

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles