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Textile sample.  Japanese, Late Edo or early Meiji era, 19th century. Textile sample with design of carnations and lily-like flowers in white, reddish-orange, dark blue, yellow, grays, and light yellow browns on a blue ground, created by the yûzen process.  Provenance: William Sturgis Bigelow Collection; gift of William Sturgis Bigelow to the MFA in August, 1898.  MFA

Textile sample.  Japanese, Late Edo or early Meiji era, 19th century. Textile sample with design of iris growing out of the water in blue, green, gray and white against a light gray sky, created by the yûzen process.  Provenance: William Sturgis Bigelow Collection; gift of William Sturgis Bigelow to the MFA in August, 1898.  MFA

Textile sample.  Japanese, Late Edo or early Meiji era, 19th century. Silk plain-weave, hand drawn paste resist-dyed and painted (yûzen).  Textile sample with design of two dragonflies (tombo), Japanese pampas grass (susuki) and rice crop in black, brown, white and green against a light blue sky, created by the yûzen process.  Provenance: William Sturgis Bigelow Collection; gift of William Sturgis Bigelow to the MFA in August, 1898.  MFA

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Tests samples from the TC1 Loom (black warp) and the TC2 Loom (with black and white alternating warp). Each design used two weft colors, sometimes switching up one of weft colors to give a fade-effect. 

I used standard twill and tabby bindings (overlapping thread patterns) as well as some I designed myself - these can be clearly seen in the sample with ‘one’ in the motif.

Each motif is made from a digital painting made in photoshop, which I then translated into code using Nedgraphics software.

The two largest samples are about 1 meter wide, and showcase a portion of the design I am having made at the tapestry factory at Innvik, Norway. 

Textile sample.  Japanese, Late Edo or early Meiji era, 19th century. Textile sample with design of crane flying over waves in light and dark gray, white and blue, created by the yûzen process, on a dark brown ground with a small woven geometric pattern and accented with red, white and gold silk embroidery and gold metallic thread couching. Provenance: William Sturgis Bigelow Collection; gift of William Sturgis Bigelow to the MFA in August, 1898.  MFA

Textile sample.  Japanese, Late Edo or early Meiji era, 19th century. Textile sample with design of cherry blossoms in blue and white on the lower half and a minute dot pattern of flowing water in light gray and white on the upper half, created by stencil resist-dyeing, and accented with orange and white silk embroidery.  Provenance: William Sturgis Bigelow Collection; gift of William Sturgis Bigelow to the MFA in August, 1898.  MFA

Textile sample.  Japanese, Late Edo or early Meiji era, 19th century. Textile sample with design of flowering camellia (tsubaki) in orange, green, brown, yellow, gray and white on a black silk crêpe ground, created by the yûzen process, accented with green and yellow silk embroidery and gold metallic thread couching.  Provenance: William Sturgis Bigelow Collection; gift of William Sturgis Bigelow to the MFA in August, 1898.  MFA