Fukusa (Gift Cover)

A work made of woven in one piece (hikikaeshi); mon side: silk, plain weave self-patterned by bands of gauze crossings (yoko ro); stenciled and resist dyed (yûzenzome: hikizome); patterned side: silk, plain weave self-patterned by bands of gauze crossings (yoko ro); stenciled and resist dyed, (yûzenzome: utsushinori yûzenzome) painted with india ink (sumi) and dye; embroidered with silk and gold-leaf-on-paper-strip wrapped silk in chinese knot, satin, stem and straight stitches; laidwork and couching; silk, running "controlling" stitches along all edges; corner: silk, knotted, re-plied fringe tassels.

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  • A work made of woven in one piece (hikikaeshi); mon side: silk, plain weave self-patterned by bands of gauze crossings (yoko ro); stenciled and resist dyed (yûzenzome: hikizome); patterned side: silk, plain weave self-patterned by bands of gauze crossings (yoko ro); stenciled and resist dyed, (yûzenzome: utsushinori yûzenzome) painted with india ink (sumi) and dye; embroidered with silk and gold-leaf-on-paper-strip wrapped silk in chinese knot, satin, stem and straight stitches; laidwork and couching; silk, running "controlling" stitches along all edges; corner: silk, knotted, 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 self-patterned by bands of gauze crossings (yoko ro); stenciled and resist dyed (yûzenzome: hikizome); Patterned side: silk, plain weave self-patterned by bands of gauze crossings (yoko ro); stenciled and resist dyed, (yûzenzome: utsushinori yûzenzome) painted with India ink (sumi) and dye; embroidered with silk and gold-leaf-on-paper-strip wrapped silk in Chinese knot, satin, stem and straight stitches; laidwork and couching; silk, running "controlling" stitches along all edges; corner: silk, knotted, re-plied fringe tassels

Dimensions

78 x 66.7 cm (30 3/4 x 26 1/4 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Mary V. and Ralph E. Hays

Reference Number

2001.234

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