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Fukusa (Gift Cover)

A work made of woven in one piece (hikikaeshi); mon side: silk, twill weave self-patterned by areas of plain interlacing; stenciled and resist dyed (yûzenzome); embroidered with silk and gold- leaf-over-lacquered-paper-strip-wrapped silk in laidwork and couching 
patterned side: silk, plain weave (shioze); stenciled (yûzenzome; suri yûzenzome and bokashizome) and painted with india ink (sumi) and gold; embroidered with silk and gold-leaf-over-lacquered-paper-
strip-wrapped silk in single back and satin stitches, laidwork and couching 
silk running "controlling " stitches along all edges
corners: gold-leaf-over lacquered-paper-strip-wrapped
cotton knotted, re-piled tassels.
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  • A work made of woven in one piece (hikikaeshi); mon side: silk, twill weave self-patterned by areas of plain interlacing; stenciled and resist dyed (yûzenzome); embroidered with silk and gold- leaf-over-lacquered-paper-strip-wrapped silk in laidwork and couching 
patterned side: silk, plain weave (shioze); stenciled (yûzenzome; suri yûzenzome and bokashizome) and painted with india ink (sumi) and gold; embroidered with silk and gold-leaf-over-lacquered-paper-
strip-wrapped silk in single back and satin stitches, laidwork and couching 
silk running "controlling " stitches along all edges
corners: gold-leaf-over lacquered-paper-strip-wrapped
cotton knotted, re-piled tassels.

Date:

1890/1912, late Meiji period (1868–1912)

Artist:

Japan

About this artwork

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Textiles

Title

Fukusa (Gift Cover)

Place

Japan (Object made in)

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Made 1890–1912

Medium

Woven in one piece (hikikaeshi); Mon side: silk, twill weave self-patterned by areas of plain interlacing; stenciled and resist dyed (yûzenzome); embroidered with silk and gold- leaf-over-lacquered-paper-strip-wrapped silk in laidwork and couching Patterned side: silk, plain weave (shioze); stenciled (yûzenzome; suri yûzenzome and bokashizome) and painted with India ink (sumi) and gold; embroidered with silk and gold-leaf-over-lacquered-paper- strip-wrapped silk in single back and satin stitches, laidwork and couching Silk running "controlling " stitches along all edges Corners: gold-leaf-over lacquered-paper-strip-wrapped cotton knotted, re-piled tassels

Dimensions

77.4 × 66 cm (31 1/2 × 26 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Mary V. and Ralph E. Hays

Reference Number

2001.225

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