Gift cover (fukusa)
late 19th or early 20th century
Object Place: Japan
Height x width: 27 9/16 x 26 3/4 in. (70 x 68 cm)
Medium or Technique
Silk; twill-weave ground with supplementary weft patterning
Not On View
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.
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