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Textile sample with design of silk thread spool, mulberry leaves, silkworm moth and butterfly in white, light and dark gray, orange and green on a light blue silk ground, created by the yûzen process, and accented with white, yellow, brown and black silk embroidery and gold metallic thread...

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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: 16 7/8 x 11 7/8 in. (42.8 x 30.2 cm)

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Medium or Technique

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


Textiles and Fashion Arts