Fukusa (Gift Cover)

A work made of patterned side: silk, warp-float faced 7:1 satin weave self-pattered by areas of weft-float faced 1:3 'z' twill interlacings; appliquéd with silk and gold-leaf-over-
lacquered-paper-strip wrapped silk in surface satin stitches; laid work and couching; lined with silk, plain weave with creped wefts (chirimen) (possibly dyed with safflower (beni); interlined with cotton, plain weave; sewn with padded lining extending beyond front at center on all four sides (yatsuzuma); silk, running "controlling" stitches along all edges; silk, knotted, cut fringe tassels.
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  • A work made of patterned side: silk, warp-float faced 7:1 satin weave self-pattered by areas of weft-float faced 1:3 'z' twill interlacings; appliquéd with silk and gold-leaf-over-
lacquered-paper-strip wrapped silk in surface satin stitches; laid work and couching; lined with silk, plain weave with creped wefts (chirimen) (possibly dyed with safflower (beni); interlined with cotton, plain weave; sewn with padded lining extending beyond front at center on all four sides (yatsuzuma); silk, running "controlling" stitches along all edges; silk, knotted, cut fringe tassels.

Date:

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

Mounting fabric: Meiji period (1868–1912), 1868/83

Artist:

Japan

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Title

Fukusa (Gift Cover)

Origin

Japan

Date

1775–1800

Medium

Patterned side: silk, warp-float faced 7:1 satin weave self-pattered by areas of weft-float faced 1:3 'Z' twill interlacings; appliquéd with silk and gold-leaf-over- lacquered-paper-strip wrapped silk in surface satin stitches; laid work and couching; lined with silk, plain weave with creped wefts (chirimen) (possibly dyed with safflower (beni); interlined with cotton, plain weave; sewn with padded lining extending beyond front at center on all four sides (Yatsuzuma); silk, running "controlling" stitches along all edges; silk, knotted, cut fringe tassels

Dimensions

57.5 x 56.5 cm (22 5/8 x 22 1/4 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Mary V. and Ralph E. Hays

Reference Number

2001.216

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