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Gift cover (fukusa)

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Gift cover (fukusa) with image of Sumiyoshi Shrine in Osaka, which is dedicated to four Shinto deities, in reddish-orange, green, blue, black and white silk embroidery and gold metallic thread couching on a light blue silk satin ground; reddish-orange silk crepe backing with tassels at two corners.


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

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William Sturgis Bigelow Collection

Japanese, Edo period, 19th century

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71 x 79.5 cm (27 15/16 x 31 5/16 in.)

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Silk; satin, embroidered with silk and gold-metallic thread

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Textiles and Fashion Arts