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Textile sample with design of squares containing various auspicious symbols: seven jewels (shippô-mon), hat of invisibility (kakuregasa), magic mallet (tsuchi) and chrysanthemum (kiku) stenciled in white and indigo blue on an indigo blue ground

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 and early Meiji era, late 19th century

Object Place

Japan

Dimensions

Height x width: 8 7/8 x 6 9/16 in. (22.6 x 16.7 cm)

Accession Number

98.473

Medium or Technique

Silk, indigo; plain-weave, stencil resist-dyed (katazome, aizome)

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles