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Textile sample with design of flying swallows (tsubame) in white (shiroage) resist-dyeing on a dark green silk ground with a woven grid pattern.

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: 8 7/8 x 6 7/16 in. (22.5 x 16.4 cm)

Accession Number

98.468

Medium or Technique

Silk, supplementary weft patterning, hand drawn paste resist-dyed (yûzen, shiroage)

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles