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Fukusa (Gift Cover)

A work made of patterned side: silk, warp-float faced 4:1 satin weave (shusu); embroidered with silk and gold-leaf-over-lacquered-paper strip wrapped silk and wrapped cotton in back, chinese knot, single satin and satin stitches; laidwork, paper padded laidwork and couching; lining: silk, plain weave with creped wefts (chirimen); sewn with lining extending beyond front equally along edges of all sides (shihôhi); silk, running “controlling” stitches along all edges; corners: silk, four-strand square braid; knotted atop open buttonhole filling stitch covered form terminating in replied fringe.
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  • A work made of patterned side: silk, warp-float faced 4:1 satin weave (shusu); embroidered with silk and gold-leaf-over-lacquered-paper strip wrapped silk and wrapped cotton in back, chinese knot, single satin and satin stitches; laidwork, paper padded laidwork and couching; lining: silk, plain weave with creped wefts (chirimen); sewn with lining extending beyond front equally along edges of all sides (shihôhi); silk, running “controlling” stitches along all edges; corners: silk, four-strand square braid; knotted atop open buttonhole filling stitch covered form terminating in replied fringe.

Date:

late Edo period (1789–1868)/ Meiji period (1868–1912), 19th century

Artist:

Japan

About this artwork

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Textiles

Title

Fukusa (Gift Cover)

Place

Japan (Object made in)

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Made 1801–1900

Medium

Patterned side: silk, warp-float faced 4:1 satin weave (shusu); embroidered with silk and gold-leaf-over-lacquered-paper strip wrapped silk and wrapped cotton in back, Chinese knot, single satin and satin stitches; laidwork, paper padded laidwork and couching; Lining: silk, plain weave with creped wefts (chirimen); sewn with lining extending beyond front equally along edges of all sides (Shihôhi); silk, running “controlling” stitches along all edges; corners: silk, four-strand square braid; knotted atop open buttonhole filling stitch covered form terminating in replied fringe

Dimensions

76.2 × 69 cm (30 × 27 1/8 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of the James D. Tigerman Estate

Reference Number

2004.948

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