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

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Medium or Technique

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


Textiles and Fashion Arts