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Textile sample with design of tea plants and gathering baskets shaded by raised mats in green, brown, tan, gray and white, created by the yûzen process, accented with gold metallic thread couching and gilt paper strip embroidery.

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

21.5 x 35.5 cm (8 7/16 x 14 in.)

Accession Number

98.457

Medium or Technique

Silk, gilt paper strips, gold metallic thread; plain-weave, hand drawn paste resist-dyed and painted (yûzen), embroidered (takeyamachi-nui), couched (koma-nui)

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles