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Textile sample with design of chrysanthemums (kiku, kôrinkiku) and bamboo fence in pink, reddish-orange, yellow, green, tan and white on a blue ground, created by the yûzen process, accented with brown and black silk embroidery and gold metallic thread couching.


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 1/4 x 13 3/8 in. (31.1 x 34 cm)

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


Textiles and Fashion Arts