Patterned side: silk, warp-float faced 4:1 satin weave with self-patterning ground wefts; embroidered with silk, silver-leaf-
over-lacquered-paper-strip-wrapped silk and gold-leaf-over-lacquered-paper-strip wrapped silk and wrapped cotton in Chinese knots, satin, paper-wrapped cotton padded satin and stem stitches; laid work and couching; lined with silk, plain weave with "crepe-like" wefts (kabe-ito wefts) (kabe-ori or kabe chirimen); (possibly dyed with safflower (benibana); sewn with front and lining matched in size (Tachidkiri awase)
70.7 x 65.3 cm (27 7/8 x 25 3/4 in.)
Gift of Mary V. and Ralph E. Hays
Extended information about this artwork
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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