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Textile sample with design of chrysanthemums (kiku) and a dragon fly (tombo) in gray, white, pink and blue, created by the yûzen process, accented with green silk embroidery and gold metallic thread couching on a gray and white ground made up of a small repeat stenciled pattern (komon) of...

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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: 11 15/16 x 13 11/16 in. (30.3 x 34.7 cm)

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Silk, gold metallic thread; plain-weave, stenciled (kata-komon) and hand drawn paste resist-dyed and painted (yûzen), embroidered (shishû), couched (koma-nui)


Textiles and Fashion Arts