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

Accession Number

98.474

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles