Fukusa (Gift Cover)

A work made of woven in one piece (hikikaeshi); mon side: silk, plain weave (shioze); dye extracted through stenciled chemical dye stripper (bassen); patterned side: silk, plain weave (shioze); resist dyed and stenciled (yûzenzome: suri yûzenzome); embroidered with silk and wild silk in straight stitches: interlined with cotton, plain weave; silk, running "controlling" stitches along all edges; corner: silk and gold-leaf-over-lacquered-paper-strip wrapped cotton, 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, plain weave (shioze); dye extracted through stenciled chemical dye stripper (bassen); patterned side: silk, plain weave (shioze); resist dyed and stenciled (yûzenzome: suri yûzenzome); embroidered with silk and wild silk in straight stitches: interlined with cotton, plain weave; silk, running "controlling" stitches along all edges; corner: silk and gold-leaf-over-lacquered-paper-strip wrapped cotton, 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, plain weave (shioze); dye extracted through stenciled chemical dye stripper (bassen); Patterned side: silk, plain weave (shioze); resist dyed and stenciled (yûzenzome: suri yûzenzome); embroidered with silk and wild silk in straight stitches: interlined with cotton, plain weave; silk, running "controlling" stitches along all edges; corner: silk and gold-leaf-over-lacquered-paper-strip wrapped cotton, oblique interlacing over wrapped cotton ball, knotted and re-plied fringe tassels

Dimensions

76 x 66.6 cm (39 7/8 x 26 1/4 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Mary V. and Ralph E. Hays

Reference Number

2001.232

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