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Textile sample with design of Chinese lily in gray, white, yellow and green on a ground with small repeat pattern (komon) of clove tree blossoms (chôji) in gray and white; embroidered accents in white, black, green and yellow silk and couched with metallic gold 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: 12 x 13 7/8 in. (30.5 x 35.2 cm)

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Medium or Technique

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


Textiles and Fashion Arts