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Textile sample with design of scrolling vine and leaves embroidered in gilt paper strips on a white silk ground with woven pattern of small squares.

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: 5 11/16 x 5 5/16 in. (14.4 x 13.5 cm)

Accession Number

98.472

Medium or Technique

Silk, gilt paper strips; supplementary weft patterning, embroidered (shishû, takeyamachi-nui)

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles