Fukusa (Gift Cover)

A work made of mon side: silk, warp-faced, weft ribbed plain weave (shioze); dye extracted through stenciled chemical dye stripper (bassen); patterned side: cotton, silk and gold-leaf-over-lacquered-paper strip wrapped silk, slit tapestry weave with wrapped outlining wefts (tsuzure); paper interlining; sewn with front and lining matched in size (tachikiri awase); corners: silk, gold-leaf-over-lacquered-paper strip wrapped silk, tubular 1:1 oblique interlacing over cotton core, knotted; silk-wrapped cotton ball and re-plied silk, gold-leaf-over-lacquered-paper strip wrapped silk fringe tassels.
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  • A work made of mon side: silk, warp-faced, weft ribbed plain weave (shioze); dye extracted through stenciled chemical dye stripper (bassen); patterned side: cotton, silk and gold-leaf-over-lacquered-paper strip wrapped silk, slit tapestry weave with wrapped outlining wefts (tsuzure); paper interlining; sewn with front and lining matched in size (tachikiri awase); corners: silk, gold-leaf-over-lacquered-paper strip wrapped silk, tubular 1:1 oblique interlacing over cotton core, knotted; silk-wrapped cotton ball and re-plied silk, gold-leaf-over-lacquered-paper strip wrapped silk 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

Mon side: silk, warp-faced, weft ribbed plain weave (shioze); dye extracted through stenciled chemical dye stripper (bassen); patterned side: cotton, silk and gold-leaf-over-lacquered-paper strip wrapped silk, slit tapestry weave with wrapped outlining wefts (tsuzure); paper interlining; Sewn with front and lining matched in size (Tachikiri awase); corners: silk, gold-leaf-over-lacquered-paper strip wrapped silk, tubular 1:1 oblique interlacing over cotton core, knotted; silk-wrapped cotton ball and re-plied silk, gold-leaf-over-lacquered-paper strip wrapped silk fringe tassels

Dimensions

68 x 60.7 cm (26 3/4 x 23 7/8 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of the James D. Tigerman Estate

Reference Number

2004.954

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