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Textile sample with design of a folding fan decorated with clouds, maple leaves and banners, and flowers tied with ribbons in red, pink, brown, tan, blue, green, white and black, created by the yûzen process, with accents in applied silver and gold leaf and gold and silver 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: 11 7/8 x 13 3/8 in. (30.2 x 34 cm)

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Medium or Technique

Silk, gold and silver metallic thread; plain-weave, hand drawn paste resist-dyed and painted (yûzen),


Textiles and Fashion Arts