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Textile sample with design of chrysanthemum (kiku), phoenix (ho-o) and Japanese characters embroidered with white, red, green and pink silk and gilt paper strips on a violet silk crepe ground with woven diamond lozenge pattern (hishigata). Characters read: Takeyamachi (embroidery) mon-e (?)...

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William Sturgis Bigelow Collection; gift of William Sturgis Bigelow to the MFA in August, 1898

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William Sturgis Bigelow Collection

Japanese, Late Edo or early Meiji era, late 19th century

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Height x width: 4 1/4 x 2 11/16 in. (10.8 x 6.9 cm)

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Silk, gilt paper strips; plain-weave crepe with supplmentary warp patterning (mon-chirimen), embroidered (shishû, takeyamachi-nui)


Textiles and Fashion Arts