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
68.5 x 73 cm (27 x 28 3/4 in.)
Gift of Mary V. and Ralph E. Hays
Extended information about this artwork
Takemura, Akihiko . Fukusa, Japanese Gift Covers (Tokyo: Iwasaki Bijutsu-sha, 1991), p. 159, pl. 28.
”Fukusa and Furoshiki: Splendid Japanese Gift Covers and Wrapping Cloths.” News and Events: The Art Institute of Chicago. July/August, 2002.