Fukusa (Gift Cover)

A work made of patterned side: silk and gold-leaf-over-lacquered-paper strip wrapped cotton, slit tapestry weave (tsuzure); lining: silk, 7:1 satin damask weave (donsu); sewn with front and lining matched in size (tachikiri awase); silk, running “controlling” stitches along all edges; corners: gold-leaf-over-lacquered-paper-strip wrapped silk, 1:1 tubular oblique interlacing over cotton core, knotted; gold-leaf-over-lacquered-paper-strip wrapped silk wrapped cotton ball, and re-plied fringe tassels.
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  • A work made of patterned side: silk and gold-leaf-over-lacquered-paper strip wrapped cotton, slit tapestry weave (tsuzure); lining: silk, 7:1 satin damask weave (donsu); sewn with front and lining matched in size (tachikiri awase); silk, running “controlling” stitches along all edges; corners: gold-leaf-over-lacquered-paper-strip wrapped silk, 1:1 tubular oblique interlacing over cotton core, knotted; gold-leaf-over-lacquered-paper-strip wrapped silk wrapped cotton ball, and re-plied fringe tassels.

Date:

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

Artist:

Japan

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Title

Fukusa (Gift Cover)

Origin

Japan

Date

1801–1900

Medium

Patterned side: silk and gold-leaf-over-lacquered-paper strip wrapped cotton, slit tapestry weave (tsuzure); Lining: silk, 7:1 satin damask weave (donsu); sewn with front and lining matched in size (Tachikiri awase); silk, running “controlling” stitches along all edges; corners: gold-leaf-over-lacquered-paper-strip wrapped silk, 1:1 tubular oblique interlacing over cotton core, knotted; gold-leaf-over-lacquered-paper-strip wrapped silk wrapped cotton ball, and re-plied fringe tassels

Dimensions

72.4 x 63.5 cm (28 1/2 x 25 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of the James D. Tigerman Estate

Reference Number

2004.950

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