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); stenciled (yûzenzome: utsushinori yûzenzome) and painted with india ink (sumi); embroidered with silk and gold-leaf-on-paper-strip wrapped cotton, couching; patterned side: silk,  plain weave; stenciled and resist dyed (yûzenzome: utsushinori yûzenzome and otoshizome); embroidered with silk and gold-leaf-on-paper-strip wrapped cotton in satin stitches; couching; silk, running "controlling" stitches along all edges; corner: gold-leaf-over-lacquered-paper-strip wrapped cotton; oblique interlaced, knotted and re-plied fringe tassels.

Image actions

  • 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); stenciled (yûzenzome: utsushinori yûzenzome) and painted with india ink (sumi); embroidered with silk and gold-leaf-on-paper-strip wrapped cotton, couching; patterned side: silk,  plain weave; stenciled and resist dyed (yûzenzome: utsushinori yûzenzome and otoshizome); embroidered with silk and gold-leaf-on-paper-strip wrapped cotton in satin stitches; couching; silk, running "controlling" stitches along all edges; corner: gold-leaf-over-lacquered-paper-strip wrapped cotton; oblique interlaced, knotted and re-plied fringe tassels.

Date:

1912/26, Taishô period (1912–1926)

Artist:

Japan

About this artwork

Currently Off View

Textiles

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); stenciled (yûzenzome: utsushinori yûzenzome) and painted with India ink (sumi); embroidered with silk and gold-leaf-on-paper-strip wrapped cotton, couching; Patterned side: silk, plain weave; stenciled and resist dyed (yûzenzome: utsushinori yûzenzome and otoshizome); embroidered with silk and gold-leaf-on-paper-strip wrapped cotton in satin stitches; couching; silk, running "controlling" stitches along all edges; corner: gold-leaf-over-lacquered-paper-strip wrapped cotton; oblique interlaced, knotted and re-plied fringe tassels

Dimensions

53 x 48.9 cm (20 7/8 x 19 1/4 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Mary V. and Ralph E. Hays

Reference Number

2001.235

Extended information about this artwork

Object information is a work in progress and may be updated as new research findings emerge. To help improve this record, please email .

Share

Sign up for our enewsletter to receive updates.

Learn more

Image actions

Share