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Textile sample with design of baskets, grasses and butterflies in white, brown and yellow on a dark gray and purple ground, created by the yûzen process, embroidered with gold metallic paper strips and couched with gold metallic thread.


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

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William Sturgis Bigelow Collection

Japanese, Late Edo or early Meiji era, late 19th century

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Height x width: 8 1/2 x 14 1/4 in. (21.6 x 36.2 cm)

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Silk, gold metallic thread and paper strips; plain-weave, hand drawn paste resist-dyed and painted (yûzen), embroidered (shishû), couched (koma-nui)


Textiles and Fashion Arts