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
53 x 48.9 cm (20 7/8 x 19 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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