Fukusa (Gift Cover)

A work made of woven in one piece (hikikaeshi); mon side: silk, twill weave, self-patterned by areas of plain interlacing; dye extracted through stenciled chemical dye stripper (bassen); patterned side: silk, plain weave (shioze); painted with india ink (sumi) and gold paint; silk, running "controlling" stitches along all edges; corners: silk, oblique interlacing over wrapped cotton ball, knotted and re-plied fringe 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; dye extracted through stenciled chemical dye stripper (bassen); patterned side: silk, plain weave (shioze); painted with india ink (sumi) and gold paint; silk, running "controlling" stitches along all edges; corners: silk, oblique interlacing over wrapped cotton ball, knotted and re-plied fringe tassels.

Date:

1912/26, Taishô period (1912–1926)

Artist:

Japan

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Title

Fukusa (Gift Cover)

Origin

Japan

Date

1912–1926

Medium

Woven in one piece (hikikaeshi); Mon side: silk, twill weave, self-patterned by areas of plain interlacing; dye extracted through stenciled chemical dye stripper (bassen); Patterned side: silk, plain weave (shioze); painted with India ink (sumi) and gold paint; silk, running "controlling" stitches along all edges; corners: silk, oblique interlacing over wrapped cotton ball, knotted and re-plied fringe tassels

Inscriptions

The black ink inscription in the lower right hand corner on the white reads "When 75 he painted this picture." Artist's seal is below this.

Dimensions

77.6 x 66 cm (30 1/2 x 26 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Mary V. and Ralph E. Hays

Reference Number

2001.230

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