Fukusa (Gift Cover)

A work made of pattern side: silk, gold-leaf-over-lacquered-paper-strip-wrapped cotton, slit and single interlocking tapestry weave with outlining wefts (tsuzure); lining: silk, plain weave with creped wefts (chirimen, hitokoshi); sewn with padded lining extending beyond front at center on all four sides (yatsuzuma); controlling stitches: silk, running “controlling” stitches along all edges; corners: silk, four-strand square braid; knotted atop open buttonhole filling stitch covered gold-leaf-over-lacquered-paper cap over cotton ball; silk and gold-leaf-over-lacquered-paper-strip-wrapped cotton re-plied fringe tassels.
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  • A work made of pattern side: silk, gold-leaf-over-lacquered-paper-strip-wrapped cotton, slit and single interlocking tapestry weave with outlining wefts (tsuzure); lining: silk, plain weave with creped wefts (chirimen, hitokoshi); sewn with padded lining extending beyond front at center on all four sides (yatsuzuma); controlling stitches: silk, running “controlling” stitches along all edges; corners: silk, four-strand square braid; knotted atop open buttonhole filling stitch covered gold-leaf-over-lacquered-paper cap over cotton ball; silk and gold-leaf-over-lacquered-paper-strip-wrapped cotton 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 cotton, slit and single interlocking tapestry weave with outlining wefts (tsuzure); lining: silk, plain weave with creped wefts (chirimen, hitokoshi); sewn with padded lining extending beyond front at center on all four sides (yatsuzuma); controlling stitches: silk, running “controlling” stitches along all edges; corners: silk, four-strand square braid; knotted atop open buttonhole filling stitch covered gold-leaf-over-lacquered-paper cap over cotton ball; silk and gold-leaf-over-lacquered-paper-strip-wrapped cotton re-plied fringe tassels

Dimensions

76.9 x 68 cm (30 1/4 x 26 3/4 in.) Tassel: 13 cm (5 1/8 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of the James D. Tigerman Estate

Reference Number

2004.957

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