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Textile sample with design of peonies, clouds and butterfly in pink, red, green, gray, brown and yellow on a light gray ground, created by the yûzen process, and accented with blue, yellow, orange, green and purple silk embroidery and gold metallic thread couching.

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: 11 1/2 x 14 5/16 in. (29.2 x 36.3 cm)

Accession Number

98.433

Medium or Technique

Silk, gold metallic thread; plain-weave, hand-painted (kaki-e), embroidered (shishû), couched (koma-nui)

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles