Gift cover (fukusa)
Edo or Meiji era
Object Place: Japan
Height x width: 68 x 61 in. (172.7 x 154.9 cm)
Medium or Technique
Silk, gold metallic thread; tapestry-weave
Not On View
Gift cover (fukusa) with design of rice sheath and sparrows in light and dark brown, white and gold on a light blue ground; pink silk damask backing with woven floral design.
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