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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.

Provenance

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection; gift of William Sturgis Bigelow to the MFA in August, 1898

Credit Line

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection

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

Object Place

Japan

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

98.403

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles