Fukusa (Gift Cover)

A work made of 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).

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  • A work made of 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).

Date:

1900/26, late Meiji (1868–1912)/early Taishô period (1912–1926)

Artist:

Japan

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Title

Fukusa (Gift Cover)

Origin

Japan

Date

1900–1926

Medium

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)

Dimensions

70.7 x 65.3 cm (27 7/8 x 25 3/4 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Mary V. and Ralph E. Hays

Reference Number

2001.226

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