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Textile sample with design of flowering camellia (tsubaki) in orange, green, brown, yellow, gray and white on a black silk crêpe ground, created by the yûzen process, accented with green and yellow silk embroidery and gold metallic thread couching.


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: 12 1/16 x 13 11/16 in. (30.7 x 34.7 cm)

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


Textiles and Fashion Arts