Gift cover (fukusa)

Japanese
Meiji era
19th century


Object Place: Japan

Dimensions

Height x width: 31 1/8 x 27 in. (79.1 x 68.6 cm)

Accession Number

21.218

Medium or Technique

Silk, gold metallic thread; plain-weave crepe ground, embroidered (shishû), couched (koma-nui)

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Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Gift cover (fukusa) with design of a roundel consisting of three tortoises (o-kame) in gold metallic thread couching and brown, tan, black, gray and white silk embroidery on a reddish-orange plain-weave silk crepe ground; reddish-orange plain-weave silk crepe backing with large floral crest couched in gold metallic thread; gold metallic thread twisted cord 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