Fukusa (Gift Cover)

A work made of mon side: wool, plain weave; appliqué with wool, plain weave; fulled (gorofukuren); embroidered, some areas over paper, with silk, gold-leaf-on-paper-strip wrapped silk, and gold-leaf-over-laquered-paper-strip wrapped cotton and wrapped silk in back, chinese knot, satin, single satin, surface satin, stem and straight stitches; (probably) bamboo, rolled paper and silk padded satin and stem stitches; laidwork and couching; some embroidered areas painted; lining: silk, 7:1 satin damask weave (donsu); interlined with cotton, plain weave; sewn with front and lining matched in size (tachikiri awase); silk, running "controlling" stitches along all edges.
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  • A work made of mon side: wool, plain weave; appliqué with wool, plain weave; fulled (gorofukuren); embroidered, some areas over paper, with silk, gold-leaf-on-paper-strip wrapped silk, and gold-leaf-over-laquered-paper-strip wrapped cotton and wrapped silk in back, chinese knot, satin, single satin, surface satin, stem and straight stitches; (probably) bamboo, rolled paper and silk padded satin and stem stitches; laidwork and couching; some embroidered areas painted; lining: silk, 7:1 satin damask weave (donsu); interlined with cotton, plain weave; sewn with front and lining matched in size (tachikiri awase); silk, running "controlling" stitches along all edges.

Date:

Edo period (1615–1868), late 18th century

Artist:

Japan

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Title

Fukusa (Gift Cover)

Origin

Japan

Date

1775–1800

Medium

Mon side: wool, plain weave; appliqué with wool, plain weave; fulled (gorofukuren); embroidered, some areas over paper, with silk, gold-leaf-on-paper-strip wrapped silk, and gold-leaf-over-laquered-paper-strip wrapped cotton and wrapped silk in back, Chinese knot, satin, single satin, surface satin, stem and straight stitches; (probably) bamboo, rolled paper and silk padded satin and stem stitches; laidwork and couching; some embroidered areas painted; lining: silk, 7:1 satin damask weave (donsu); interlined with cotton, plain weave; sewn with front and lining matched in size (Tachikiri awase); silk, running "controlling" stitches along all edges

Dimensions

68.5 x 73 cm (27 x 28 3/4 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Mary V. and Ralph E. Hays

Reference Number

2001.210

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