Gift cover (fukusa)

Japanese
late Edo or Meiji era
19th century


Object Place: Japan

Dimensions

66.67 x 83.5 cm (26 1/4 x 32 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

21.213

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Gift cover (fukusa) with design of “Seven Gods of Good Luck” (shichifukujin) in blue, green, orange, pink, brown and white silk embroidery and gold metallic couching on a dark blue silk satin ground; red plain-weave silk backing.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection