Gift cover (fukusa)

Japanese, made from Chinese fabric
Edo period
18th and 19th centuries


Object Place: China

Dimensions

57 x 57 cm (22 7/16 x 22 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

93.1044

Medium or Technique

Silk slit tapestry (kesi), silk with gilt paper strip discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts tied down with supplementary warps in twill-weave

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Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Gift cover (fukusa) with design in central panel of waves, dragons, bats and clouds in two shades of blue, green, white, red and pink silk slit tapestry (kesi); two outer panels with design of partial dragons and auspicious clouds in gilt paper strip supplementary patterning wefts on a blue silk ground; lined with light blue damask; light blue silk and gold tassels on two corners. Pieced from Chinese fabric from the 18th century, possibly from a Daoist priest’s vestment.

Provenance

Denman Waldo Ross Collection; gift of Denman Waldo Ross to the MFA on

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection