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Textile sample with design of Bugaku costume helmet and scattered maple leaves in blue, orange, pink, purple, black, green silk embroidery accented with gold metallic thread couching on a bright green satin ground. There is an appliquéd piece of orange and white stencil resist-dyed silk...

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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: 12 1/8 x 13 3/16 in. (30.8 x 33.5 cm)

Accession Number

98.448

Medium or Technique

Silk, gold metallic thread; satin-weave, embroidered (shishû), couched (koma-nui), appliquéd (kiritsuke), stencil resist-dyed (kata kanoko)

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles