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Textile sample with design of pine trees (matsu), pampas grass (susuki), plum (ume), a flying Japanese bush warbler, a poem cards (shikishi) in white, gray, pink, light green, and yellow and gold, created by the yûzen process, and embroidered with gold metallic paper strips and couched with...

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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: 8 3/8 x 14 3/8 in. (21.3 x 36.5 cm)

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


Textiles and Fashion Arts