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