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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.


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

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Medium or Technique

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


Textiles and Fashion Arts