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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.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection

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

Object Place

Japan

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

98.385

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles