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Textile sample with design of crane flying over waves in light and dark gray, white and blue, created by the yûzen process, on a dark brown ground with a small woven geometric pattern and accented with red, white and gold 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: 11 9/16 x 14 in. (29.3 x 35.5 cm)

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Medium or Technique

Silk, gold metallic thread; supplementary weft patterning, hand drawn paste resist-dyed and painted (yûzen), embroidered (shishû), couched (koma-nui)


Textiles and Fashion Arts