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Textile sample with design of plum blossoms in mist in black and pale pink, created by stencil resist-dyeing, and couched with metallic gold accents.

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: 9 x 14 1/4 in. (22.9 x 36.2 cm)

Accession Number

98.418

Medium or Technique

Silk, gold metallic thread; plain-weave crepe (chirimen), stencil resist-dyed (katazome), couched (koma-nui)

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles