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Fukusa (Gift Cover)

A work made of mon side: silk, plain weave with creped wefts (chirimen); embroidered with silk and gold-leaf-over-lacquered–paper strip wrapped cotton in laidwork and couching; patterned side: silk and gold-leaf-over-lacquered–paper strip wrapped cotton and wrapped silk, slit and single dovetailed tapestry weave (tsuzure);
sewn with lining extending beyond front equally along edges of all sides (shihôhi); silk, running “controlling” stitches along all edges; corner: silk cords of 1:1 oblique interlacing over cotton core; 1:1 oblique interlaced over silk and gold-leaf-over-lacquered-paper strip wrapped silk replied fringe tassels.
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  • A work made of mon side: silk, plain weave with creped wefts (chirimen); embroidered with silk and gold-leaf-over-lacquered–paper strip wrapped cotton in laidwork and couching; patterned side: silk and gold-leaf-over-lacquered–paper strip wrapped cotton and wrapped silk, slit and single dovetailed tapestry weave (tsuzure);
sewn with lining extending beyond front equally along edges of all sides (shihôhi); silk, running “controlling” stitches along all edges; corner: silk cords of 1:1 oblique interlacing over cotton core; 1:1 oblique interlaced over silk and gold-leaf-over-lacquered-paper strip wrapped silk replied fringe tassels.

Date:

late Edo period (1789–1868)/ Meiji period (1868–1912), 19th century

Artist:

Japan

About this artwork

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Textiles

Title

Fukusa (Gift Cover)

Place

Japan (Object made in)

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Made 1801–1900

Medium

Mon side: silk, plain weave with creped wefts (chirimen); embroidered with silk and gold-leaf-over-lacquered–paper strip wrapped cotton in laidwork and couching; patterned side: silk and gold-leaf-over-lacquered–paper strip wrapped cotton and wrapped silk, slit and single dovetailed tapestry weave (tsuzure); Sewn with lining extending beyond front equally along edges of all sides (Shihôhi); silk, running “controlling” stitches along all edges; corner: silk cords of 1:1 oblique interlacing over cotton core; 1:1 oblique interlaced over silk and gold-leaf-over-lacquered-paper strip wrapped silk replied fringe tassels

Dimensions

86.7 × 79.1 cm (34 1/8 × 31 1/8 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of the James D. Tigerman Estate

Reference Number

2004.963

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