Textile sample with design of two tortoises (o-kame) in black, gray and white on a light orange ground, created by the yûzen process, and accented with green and white silk embroidery and gold metallic couching.
William Sturgis Bigelow Collection; gift of William Sturgis Bigelow to the MFA in August, 1898
William Sturgis Bigelow Collection
Japanese, Late Edo or early Meiji era, Late 19th century
Height x width: 11 7/16 x 13 3/16 in. (29 x 33.5 cm)
Medium or Technique
Silk, gold metallic thread; hand drawn paste resist-dyed and painted (yûzen), embroidered (shishû), couched (koma-nui)