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Textile sample with design of a branching thistle, in green, brown, gray and white on a light blue ground, created by the yûzen process, and accented with white, pink and red silk embroidery and flecks of gold leaf.

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 7/16 x 13 3/8 in. (29.1 x 34 cm)

Accession Number

98.438

Medium or Technique

Silk, gold leaf; plain-weave, hand drawn paste resist-dyed and painted (yûzen), embroidered (shishû), applied gold leaf

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles