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
William Sturgis Bigelow Collection
Japanese, Late Edo or early Meiji era, late 19th century
Height x width: 8 1/2 x 14 1/4 in. (21.6 x 36.2 cm)
Medium or Technique
Silk, gold metallic thread and paper strips; plain-weave, hand drawn paste resist-dyed and painted (yûzen), embroidered (shishû), couched (koma-nui)