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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.

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 3/16 in. (29 x 33.5 cm)

Accession Number

98.453

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles