Gift cover (fukusa)

Japanese
Edo period
19th century


Object Place: Japan

Dimensions

67.5 x 84.5 cm (26 9/16 x 33 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

21.208

Medium or Technique

Silk, gold metallic thread; satin-weave ground, embroidered (shishû), couched (koma-nui)

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Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Gift cover (fukusa) with design of several tortoises (o-kame) with their long tails flowing together and overlapping in gold metallic thread couching and black, blue, pink and white silk embroidery; white silk satin backing

Provenance

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection; gift of William Sturgis Bigelow to the MFA on March 3, 1921

Credit Line

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection