Fukusa (Gift Cover)

A work made of pattern side: silk, gold-leaf-over-lacquered-paper-strip wrapped silk; slit tapestry weave (tsuzure); corners: silk and gold-leaf-over-lacquer-paper-strip wrapped cotton, tubular 1:1 oblique interlacing over cotton core, knotted; silk-wrapped cotton ball and re-plied silk, gold-leaf-over-lacquered-paper strip wrapped cotton 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); corners: silk and gold-leaf-over-lacquer-paper-strip wrapped cotton, tubular 1:1 oblique interlacing over cotton core, knotted; silk-wrapped cotton ball and re-plied silk, gold-leaf-over-lacquered-paper strip wrapped cotton 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

Made 1801–1900

Medium

Pattern side: silk, gold-leaf-over-lacquered-paper-strip wrapped silk; slit tapestry weave (tsuzure); corners: silk and gold-leaf-over-lacquer-paper-strip wrapped cotton, tubular 1:1 oblique interlacing over cotton core, knotted; silk-wrapped cotton ball and re-plied silk, gold-leaf-over-lacquered-paper strip wrapped cotton fringe tassels

Dimensions

75.6 x 66.7 cm (29 3/4 x 26 1/4 in.) Tassel: 12.3 cm (4 7/8 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of the James D. Tigerman Estate

Reference Number

2004.956

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