Gift cover (fukusa)

Japanese
Edo period
19th century


Object Place: Japan

Dimensions

71 x 79.5 cm (27 15/16 x 31 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.210

Medium or Technique

Silk; satin, embroidered with silk and gold-metallic thread

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Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Gift cover (fukusa) with image of Sumiyoshi Shrine in Osaka, which is dedicated to four Shinto deities, in reddish-orange, green, blue, black and white silk embroidery and gold metallic thread couching on a light blue silk satin ground; reddish-orange silk crepe backing with tassels at two corners.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection