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Textile sample with design of low hills, pine trees and a flying crane in black gray, white, light green and yellow, created by the yûzen process, and embroidered with gilt 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 period, late 19th century

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Height x width: 9 7/8 x 14 3/4 in. (25.1 x 37.5 cm)

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


Textiles and Fashion Arts