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Textile sample with design of paulownia embroidered with gilt paper strips on a light blue silk satin 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 or early Meiji era, late 19th century

Object Place

Japan

Dimensions

Height x width: 1 5/16 x 1 5/16 in. (3.4 x 3.4 cm)

Accession Number

98.471

Medium or Technique

Silk satin-weave, embroidered with gilt paper strips (shishû, takeyamachi-nui)

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles