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Gift cover (fukusa)

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Gift cover (fukusa) depicting Chinese lions (karashishi) embroidered in green, blue, reddish-orange, brown, tan and white silk and couched with gold metallic thread on a dark blue satin ground; lined with red silk crepe back with black and gold tassels (wrapped in paper) at each corner.


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, 18th to 19th century

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70 x 83 cm (27 9/16 x 32 11/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Silk; satin, embroidered with silk and metallic thread

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Textiles and Fashion Arts