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Textile sample with design of three books of Noh plays, including "Takasago" and "Kuramatengu," with references to scenes above in mist with pine trees in blue, brown, red, yellow, white and gray, created by the yûzen process, and embroidered and couched with accents in metallic...

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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 1/8 x 14 1/4 in. (20.6 x 36.2 cm)

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Silk plain-weave crepe (chirimen) ground, hand drawn paste resist-dyed and painted (yûzen), embroidered with gilt paper strips (shishû) and couched with gold-wrapped thread (koma-nui)


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