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Fukusa (Gift Cover)

A work made of patterned side: silk, plain weave (shioze); dye extracted though a discharge dyeing technique and chemical dye stripper (bassen) and painted with india ink (sumi); embroidered with silk and gold-leaf-on-lacquered-paper-strip-wrapped silk, laidwork and couching; lined with silk, ink and stamped with ink; sewn with front and lining matched in size (tachikiri awase); silk, running "controlling" stitches along all edges; corners: gold-leaf-over-lacquered-
paper-strip-wrapped cotton, knotted and replied fringe tassels.
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  • A work made of patterned side: silk, plain weave (shioze); dye extracted though a discharge dyeing technique and chemical dye stripper (bassen) and painted with india ink (sumi); embroidered with silk and gold-leaf-on-lacquered-paper-strip-wrapped silk, laidwork and couching; lined with silk, ink and stamped with ink; sewn with front and lining matched in size (tachikiri awase); silk, running "controlling" stitches along all edges; corners: gold-leaf-over-lacquered-
paper-strip-wrapped cotton, knotted and replied fringe tassels.

Date:

Mid–Meiji period (1868–1912), c. 1895

Artist:

Japan

About this artwork

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Textiles

Title

Fukusa (Gift Cover)

Place

Japan (Object made in)

Date

Made 1890–1900

Medium

Patterned side: silk, plain weave (shioze); dye extracted though a discharge dyeing technique and chemical dye stripper (bassen) and painted with India ink (sumi); embroidered with silk and gold-leaf-on-lacquered-paper-strip-wrapped silk, laidwork and couching; lined with silk, ink and stamped with ink; sewn with front and lining matched in size (Tachikiri awase); silk, running "controlling" stitches along all edges; corners: gold-leaf-over-lacquered- paper-strip-wrapped cotton, knotted and replied fringe tassels

Dimensions

76.8 × 66.1 cm (30 1/4 × 26 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Mary V. and Ralph E. Hays

Reference Number

2001.222

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