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Textile sample with design of cherry blossoms in blue and white on the lower half and a minute dot pattern of flowing water in light gray and white on the upper half, created by stencil resist-dyeing, and accented with orange and white silk embroidery.


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: 9 1/4 x 12 3/8 in. (23.5 x 31.4 cm)

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Medium or Technique

Silk plain-weave, stencil resist-dyed (katazome), hand drawn resist-dyed (yûzen), embroidered (shishû)


Textiles and Fashion Arts