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Textile sample with design of pair of deer, autumn flowers and grasses in green, brown, blue, yellow and white on a blue ground, created by the yûzen process, with embroidered and couched accents in gold.


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: 9 1/2 x 13 1/16 in. (24.1 x 33.1 cm)

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


Textiles and Fashion Arts