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Textile sample with design of rice field, garden tools and teapots on a straw mat and water wheel in light blues, light greens, grays, brown and white, created by the yûzen process, and accented with gilt paper strip 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: 10 1/4 x 14 1/16 in. (26 x 35.7 cm)

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Silk, gilt paper strips, gold metallic thread; plain-weave, hand drawn paste resist-dyed and painted (yûzen), embroidered (shishû, takeyamachi), couched (koma-nui)


Textiles and Fashion Arts