Dates are not always precisely known, but the Art Institute strives to present this information as consistently and legibly as possible. Dates may be represented as a range that spans decades, centuries, dynasties, or periods and may include qualifiers such as c. (circa) or BCE.
Woven in one piece (hikikaeshi); Mon side: silk, warp resist dyed plain weave; Patterned side: silk, wild silk, rayon, cotton and gold- and silver-leaf-on-lacquered-paper-strip wrapped cotton, plain weave with supplementary patterning and brocading wefts bound by main warps in weft-float faced 1:3 "s" twill and plain interlacings mounted to paper; inscribed with ink; attached tying tapes of cotton, 2:2 oblique twill interlacing; both selvages present
72.8 × 68.5 cm (28 5/8 × 27 in.)
Gift of Mary V. and Ralph E. Hays
Extended information about this artwork
“The Art Institute Presents a Show On Fukusa and Furoshiki.” The Chicago Shimpo. August 2, 2002.
“Hidden Meanings.” Shelter Chicago. Summer (2002), pp. 53-57.
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
Object information is a work in progress and may be updated as new research findings emerge. To help improve this record, please email . Information about image downloads and licensing is available here.