Gift cover (fukusa)
Edo or Meiji era
Object Place: Japan
Legacy dimension: 28 x 31 1/2 in.
Medium or Technique
Silk, gold metallic thread; satin-weave ground, embroideed (shishû), couched (koma-nui)
Not On View
Gift cover (fukusa) with design of “a thousand cranes” in brown, black, red and white silk embroidery and gold metallic thread couching on a light blue silk satin ground; reddish-orange silk crepe backing.
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