Textile sample with design of flying birds against a dark sky over swirling water with grasses alongside the banks in gray, brown, blue and white, created by the yûzen process, and accented with gilt paper strip embroidery.
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: 10 1/16 x 15 13/16 in. (25.5 x 40.2 cm)
Medium or Technique
Silk, gilt paper strips; plain-weave crepe (chirimen), hand drawn paste resist-dyed and painted (yûzen), embroidered (shishû, takeyamachi-nui)