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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.

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 era, late 19th century

Object Place

Japan

Dimensions

Height x width: 11 9/16 x 14 in. (29.3 x 35.5 cm)

Accession Number

98.421

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles