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Gift cover (fukusa)

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Gift cover (fukusa) with design of rooster on a drum (kanko-dori), a hen and three chicks and chrysanthemums in black, gold, red, purple, green, blue, brown, tan and white silk embroidery and gold metallic thread couching on a light blue silk satin ground; dark blue silk satin backing with...

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Provenance

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection; gift of William Sturgis Bigelow to the MFA on March 3, 1921

Credit Line

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection

Japanese, Edo to Meiji era, 19th century

Object Place

Japan

Dimensions

Height x width: 31 x 26 1/2 in. (78.7 x 67.3 cm)

Accession Number

21.209

Medium or Technique

Silk, gold metallic threads; satin-weave ground, embroidered (shishû), couched (koma-nui)

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Textiles and Fashion Arts

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Textiles