Fukusa (Gift Cover)

A work made of pattern side: silk, gold-leaf-over-lacquered-paper-strip-wrapped silk; slit tapestry weave (tsuzure); lining: silk, plain weave with creped wefts (chirimen, hitokoshi); sewn with padded lining extending beyond front on all four sides (yatsuzuma); corners: silk, 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 pattern side: silk, gold-leaf-over-lacquered-paper-strip-wrapped silk; slit tapestry weave (tsuzure); lining: silk, plain weave with creped wefts (chirimen, hitokoshi); sewn with padded lining extending beyond front on all four sides (yatsuzuma); corners: silk, 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

Pattern side: silk, gold-leaf-over-lacquered-paper-strip-wrapped silk; slit tapestry weave (tsuzure); lining: silk, plain weave with creped wefts (chirimen, hitokoshi); sewn with padded lining extending beyond front on all four sides (Yatsuzuma); corners: silk, 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

78.1 x 68.95 cm (30 3/4 x 27 1/8 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of the James D. Tigerman Estate

Reference Number

2004.955

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