Gift cover (fukusa)

Japanese
Edo period
19th century


Object Place: Japan

Dimensions

71.12 x 86.68 cm (28 x 34 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

21.215

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 design of rice cultivation, inspired by painting genre, in reddish-orange, pink, brown, blue, green, yellow, black and white silk embroidery and gold metallic thread couching on a blue silk satin ground; reddish-orange silk backing and gold silk tassels at each corner.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection