Fukusa (Gift Cover)

A work made of 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.
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  • A work made of 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.

Date:

late Edo period (1789–1868), early 19th century

Artist:

Japan

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Title

Fukusa (Gift Cover)

Origin

Japan

Date

1801–1825

Medium

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

Dimensions

71.5 x 65.8 cm (28 1/8 x 25 7/8 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Mary V. and Ralph E. Hays

Reference Number

2001.214

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