Gift cover (fukusa)

Japanese
Edo or Meiji era
19th century


Object Place: Japan

Dimensions

Height x width: 68 x 61 in. (172.7 x 154.9 cm)

Accession Number

11.3949

Medium or Technique

Silk, gold metallic thread; tapestry-weave

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

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.

Provenance

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)

NOTES:
[1] 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.

Credit Line

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection