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
77.4 x 66 cm (31 1/2 x 26 in.)
Gift of Mary V. and Ralph E. Hays
Extended information about this artwork
Akihiko Takemura. Fukusa, Japanese Gift Covers (Tokyo: Iwasaki Bijutsu-sha, 1991), pp. 79, 259-261m pl. 79.
The Art Institute of Chicago, The Elizabeth F. Cheney and Agnes Allerton Textile Galleries, Fukusa and Furoshiki: Splendid Japanese Gift Covers and Wrapping Cloths, July 17–November 17, 2002
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