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Textile sample with design of Noh masks (Nômen) and a stenciled gold lacquer box with design of pine, bamboo and plum (shochikubai) in gray, black white, tan, blue, green and brown on a grayish-blue ground, created by the yûzen process. These are masks for the character Okina.


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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24.3 x 34.2 cm (9 9/16 x 13 7/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Silk; plain-weave, hand drawn paste resist-dyed and painted (yûzen), stenciled gold leaf


Textiles and Fashion Arts