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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.


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

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Medium or Technique

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


Textiles and Fashion Arts