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Textile sample with design of Chinese lion (karashishi) and leaves in brown, gray and white, created by stencil resist-dyeing, with small scattered leaves embroidered in gold metallic thread.

Provenance

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection; gift of William Sturgis Bigelow to the MFA in August

Credit Line

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection

Japanese, Late Edo or early Meiji era, Late 19th century

Object Place

Japan

Dimensions

Height x width: 8 7/8 x 11 1/8 in. (22.5 x 28.3 cm)

Accession Number

98.410

Medium or Technique

Silk, gold metallic thread; plain-weave, stenciled (katazome) and hand drawn paste resist-dyed (yûzen)

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles