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Fukusa (Gift Cover)

A work made of pattern side: silk, gold-leaf-over-lacquered-paper-strip wrapped cotton, slit tapestry weave (tsuzure); lining: silk, plain weave with creped wefts (chirimen, hitokoshi); sewn with lining extending beyond front equally along edges of all sides (shihôhi); corners: silk, four-strand square braid; knotted atop open buttonhole filling stitch covered gold-leaf-over-lacquered-paper cap; silk and gold-leaf-over-lacquered-paper-strip wrapped cotton, replied fringe tassels.
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  • A work made of pattern side: silk, gold-leaf-over-lacquered-paper-strip wrapped cotton, slit tapestry weave (tsuzure); lining: silk, plain weave with creped wefts (chirimen, hitokoshi); sewn with lining extending beyond front equally along edges of all sides (shihôhi); corners: silk, four-strand square braid; knotted atop open buttonhole filling stitch covered gold-leaf-over-lacquered-paper cap; silk and gold-leaf-over-lacquered-paper-strip wrapped cotton, replied fringe tassels.

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)

Origin

Japan

Date

Made 1801–1900

Medium

Pattern side: silk, gold-leaf-over-lacquered-paper-strip wrapped cotton, slit tapestry weave (tsuzure); lining: silk, plain weave with creped wefts (chirimen, hitokoshi); sewn with lining extending beyond front equally along edges of all sides (shihôhi); corners: silk, four-strand square braid; knotted atop open buttonhole filling stitch covered gold-leaf-over-lacquered-paper cap; silk and gold-leaf-over-lacquered-paper-strip wrapped cotton, replied fringe tassels

Dimensions

80.7 × 69.9 cm (31 3/4 × 27 1/2 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of the James D. Tigerman Estate

Reference Number

2004.949

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