Gift cover (fukusa)

Japanese
Edo period
late 18th to early 19th century


Object Place: Japan

Dimensions

75.56 x 90.17 cm (29 3/4 x 35 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

21.211

Medium or Technique

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

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Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Gift cover (fukusa) with design of mountain landscape scene with central Japanese temple in reddish-orange, blue, green, brown, yellow and white silk embroidery and gold metallic thread couching on a dark blue satin-weave silk ground; reddish-orange silk crepe backing and black twisted cord silk 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