Gift cover (fukusa)
Object Place: Japan
Height x width: 24 1/4 x 22 3/4 in. (61.6 x 57.8 cm)
Medium or Technique
Silk; twill-weave ground with supplementary weft patterning
Not On View
Gift cover (fukusa) with design of alternating bands of chrysanthemums, dragons, and floral motifs in blue, pink, orange gold, green and white silk supplementary weft patterning on a twill-weave ground; reddish-orange plain-weave silk backing and gold silk tassels at each corner. Fabric possibly made in China.
By 1911, purchased by William Sturgis Bigelow (b. 1850 - d. 1926), Boston [see note 1]; 1911, gift of Bigelow to the MFA. (Accession Date: August 3, 1911)
 Much of Bigelow's collection of Asian art was formed during his residence in Japan between 1882 and 1889, although he also made acquisitions in Europe and the United States. Bigelow deposited many of these objects at the MFA in 1890 before donating them to the Museum's collection at later dates.
William Sturgis Bigelow Collection