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Textile sample with design of morning glories in light brown, gray and white against a pale green ground, created by the yûzen process, and accented with embroidery in pink, green and white silk and gold metallic thread.


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 3/4 x 12 3/8 in. (29.8 x 31.4 cm)

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Medium or Technique

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


Textiles and Fashion Arts