Fukusa (Gift Cover)

A work made of woven in one piece (hikikaeshi); mon side: silk, plain weave (shioze); dye extracted using chemical dye stripper; (bassen); stenciled (utsushinori yûzenzome and shigokizome); painted with india ink (sumi); embroidered with silk-gold-leaf-over-lacquered-on-paper-strip-wrapped silk in surface satin and straight stitches; laidwork, couching and silk padded couching; patterned side: silk, plain weave (shioze); stenciled (utsushinori yûzenzome) and possible painted with india ink (sumi); embroidered with silk and gold-leaf-on-lacquered-paper-strip-wrapped silk in chinese knots, satin, silk padded satin, surface satin, stem and straight stitches; laidwork and couching.

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  • A work made of woven in one piece (hikikaeshi); mon side: silk, plain weave (shioze); dye extracted using chemical dye stripper; (bassen); stenciled (utsushinori yûzenzome and shigokizome); painted with india ink (sumi); embroidered with silk-gold-leaf-over-lacquered-on-paper-strip-wrapped silk in surface satin and straight stitches; laidwork, couching and silk padded couching; patterned side: silk, plain weave (shioze); stenciled (utsushinori yûzenzome) and possible painted with india ink (sumi); embroidered with silk and gold-leaf-on-lacquered-paper-strip-wrapped silk in chinese knots, satin, silk padded satin, surface satin, stem and straight stitches; laidwork and couching.

Date:

1900/12, late Meiji period (1868–1912)

Artist:

Japan

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Title

Fukusa (Gift Cover)

Origin

Japan

Date

1900–1912

Medium

Woven in one piece (hikikaeshi); Mon side: silk, plain weave (shioze); dye extracted using chemical dye stripper; (bassen); stenciled (utsushinori yûzenzome and shigokizome); painted with India ink (sumi); embroidered with silk-gold-leaf-over-lacquered-on-paper-strip-wrapped silk in surface satin and straight stitches; laidwork, couching and silk padded couching; Patterned side: silk, plain weave (shioze); stenciled (utsushinori yûzenzome) and possible painted with India ink (sumi); embroidered with silk and gold-leaf-on-lacquered-paper-strip-wrapped silk in Chinese knots, satin, silk padded satin, surface satin, stem and straight stitches; laidwork and couching

Dimensions

74.9 x 69.8 cm (29 1/2 x 27 1/2 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Mary V. and Ralph E. Hays

Reference Number

2001.224

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