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