Gift cover (fukusa)
Object Place: Japan
72.71 x 789.94 cm (28 5/8 x 311 in.)
Medium or Technique
Silk; satin embroidered with silk and couched with gold-metallic thread
Not On View
Gift cover (fukusa) depicting “the thousand cranes” and sun in white, tan, gold, black and red silk embroidery on a light blue silk satin ground; reddish-orange silk crepe (chirimen) backing with red silk tassels (fusa) at each corner.
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