Fukusa (Gift Cover)

A work made of patterned side: silk, plain weave; hand painted. lined with silk, plain weave; possibly dyed with safflower (benibana); sewn with front and lining matched in size (tachikiri awase); silk, running "controlling" stitches along all edges; corners: silk-wrapped cotton and gold-leaf-over-lacquered-paper-strip wrapped cotton, knotted, replied fringe tassels.
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  • A work made of patterned side: silk, plain weave; hand painted. lined with silk, plain weave; possibly dyed with safflower (benibana); sewn with front and lining matched in size (tachikiri awase); silk, running "controlling" stitches along all edges; corners: silk-wrapped cotton and gold-leaf-over-lacquered-paper-strip wrapped cotton, knotted, replied fringe tassels.

Date:

Mid–Meiji period (1868–1912), c. 1895

Artist:

Japan

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Title

Fukusa (Gift Cover)

Origin

Japan

Date

1890–1900

Medium

Patterned side: silk, plain weave; hand painted. Lined with silk, plain weave; possibly dyed with safflower (benibana); sewn with front and lining matched in size (Tachikiri awase); silk, running "controlling" stitches along all edges; corners: silk-wrapped cotton and gold-leaf-over-lacquered-paper-strip wrapped cotton, knotted, replied fringe tassels

Dimensions

70.4 x 65.3 cm (27 3/4 x 25 3/4 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Mary V. and Ralph E. Hays

Reference Number

2001.221

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