Patterned side: silk, warp-float faced 4:1 satin weave (shusu); embroidered with silk and gold-leaf-over-lacquered-paper-strip wrapped silk in Chinese knot, satin, single satin, surface satin, stem and straight stitches; paper-strip wrapped cotton padded satin stitches; laidwork and couching; painted India ink (sumi) details
Lined (re-lined) with silk, plain weave with creped wefts (chirimen); interlined with cotton; plain weave; padded with waste silk
Sewn with padded lining extending beyond front at center on all four side (Yatsuzuma); silk, running "controlling" stitches along edges
71.5 x 65.8 cm (28 1/8 x 25 7/8 in.)
Gift of Mary V. and Ralph E. Hays
Extended information about this artwork
Akihiko Takemura. Fukusa, Japanese Gift Covers. (Tokyo: Iwasaki Bijutsu-sha, 1991). pp. 279-280, pl.113.
Margaret Hawkins. “All Wrapped Up in Japanese Artworks.” Chicago Sun-Times. July 14, 2002.
“Hidden Meanings,” Shelter Chicago. Summer (2002), pp. 53-57
The Art Institute of Chicago, Elizabeth F. Cheney and Agnes allerton Textile Galleries, Fukusa and Furoshiki: Splendid Japanese Gift Covers and Wraping Cloths, July 17–November 17, 2002
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