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Gift cover (fukusa)

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Gift cover (fukusa) depicting two cranes, symbols of longevity in white, gray, black and red silk embroidery and gold metallic thread couching on a dark blue silk satin ground; reddish-orange silk crepe (chirimen) backing and small green silk tassels (fusa) at each corner.

Provenance

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection; gift of William Sturgis Bigelow to the MFA on May 4, 1922

Credit Line

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection

Fukusa with storks

Japanese, Edo period, 19th century

Object Place

Japan

Dimensions

67.5 x 71 cm (26 9/16 x 27 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

22.542

Medium or Technique

Silk; satin embroidered with silk and gold-metallic thread

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles