Textile sample with design of maple leaves (momiji) in white, gray, purple and brown on a dark gray ground, created by the yûzen process, embroidered with metallic gold paper strips and couched with metallic gold thread.
William Sturgis Bigelow Collection; gift of William Sturgis Bigelow to the MFA in August, 1898
William Sturgis Bigelow Collection
Japanese, Late Edo or early Meiji era, late 19th century
Height x width: 8 1/2 x 14 in. (21.6 x 35.6 cm)
Medium or Technique
Silk, gold metallic thread and gilt paper strips; plain-weave, hand drawn paste resist-dyed and painted (yûzen), embroidered (shishû) and couched (koma-nui)