Gift cover (fukusa)
Object Place: Japan
Height x width: 35 1/16 x 28 3/4 in. (89 x 73 cm)
Medium or Technique
Silk, gold metallic thread; satin-weave ground, embroidered (shishû), couched (koma nui)
Not On View
Gift cover (fukusa) with design of Noh theater wig for title role of Shojo character and folding fan decorated with chrysanthemum in reddish-orange, green, pink, white, blue and black silk embroidery and gold metallic thread couching on a light blue silk satin ground; reddish-orange silk crepe backing with woven bamboo pattern.
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