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