Fukusa (Gift Cover)

A work made of mon side: silk, plain weave with “crepe-like” effect (kabe-ito wefts) (kabe-ori); dye extracted through stenciled chemical dye stripper (bassen); impressed; patterned side: silk and silver-and-gold-leaf-over-lacquered-paper strip wrapped cotton, slit tapestry weave; silk, running “controlling” stitches; corners: silk, tubular 1:1 oblique interlacing over cotton core, knotted; silk-wrapped wood form and re-plied silk, fringe tassels.
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  • A work made of mon side: silk, plain weave with “crepe-like” effect (kabe-ito wefts) (kabe-ori); dye extracted through stenciled chemical dye stripper (bassen); impressed; patterned side: silk and silver-and-gold-leaf-over-lacquered-paper strip wrapped cotton, slit tapestry weave; silk, running “controlling” stitches; corners: silk, tubular 1:1 oblique interlacing over cotton core, knotted; silk-wrapped wood form and re-plied 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, plain weave with “crepe-like” effect (kabe-ito wefts) (kabe-ori); dye extracted through stenciled chemical dye stripper (bassen); impressed; patterned side: silk and silver-and-gold-leaf-over-lacquered-paper strip wrapped cotton, slit tapestry weave; silk, running “controlling” stitches; corners: silk, tubular 1:1 oblique interlacing over cotton core, knotted; silk-wrapped wood form and re-plied silk, fringe tassels

Dimensions

73.7 x 65.75 cm (29 x 25 7/8 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of the James D. Tigerman Estate

Reference Number

2004.961

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