Gift cover (fukusa)

Japanese
Meiji era
late 19th century


Object Place: Japan

Dimensions

82.6 x 68.3 cm (32.50 x 26.875 in.)

Accession Number

22.545

Medium or Technique

Silk, gold metallic thread; plain-weave ground, appliquéd, embroidered and couched

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Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Gift cover (fukusa) depicting Okina, a character in a Noh play, embroidered in green, blue, red, orange, brown, black and white silk and couched in gold metallic thread on a blue silk ground.

Provenance

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection; gift of William Sturgis Bigelow to the MFA on May 4, 1922

Credit Line

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection