Gift cover (fukusa)

Japanese
Edo period
19th century


Object Place: Japan

Dimensions

Height x width: 32 1/4 x 28 3/4 in. (81.9 x 73 cm)

Accession Number

21.216

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 lacquered boxes decorated with landscape scenes and a loose braided cord in reddish-orange, green, black and white silk embroidery and gold metallic thread couching on a blue silk satin ground; reddish-orange silk crepe backing and gold metallic 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