Gift cover (fukusa)

Japanese
Meiji era
late 19th or early 20th century


Object Place: Japan

Dimensions

Height x width: 27 9/16 x 26 3/4 in. (70 x 68 cm)

Accession Number

11.3987

Medium or Technique

Silk; twill-weave ground with supplementary weft patterning

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Padded gift cover (fukusa) with design of rows of chrysanthemums in red, pink, white and green silk supplementary weft patterning on a dark green silk twill-weave ground. There is a red silk crepe (chirimen) lining with red silk tassels at each corner.

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