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Textile sample with design of flying cranes in white on a gray ground, broken by short white lines suggesting moonlight, created by the shortage process.

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

26.3 x 34.7 cm (10 3/8 x 13 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

98.462

Medium or Technique

Silk plain-weave, hand drawn paste resist-dyed (yûzen, shiroage)

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles