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Gift cover (fukusa)

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Gift cover (fukusa) with design of two lacquer boxes and braided cord ties containing painted shells (kai-oke) embroidered in red, green, blue, brown, white and black silk and gold metallic thread on a dark blue satin ground; reddish-orange silk crepe (chirimen) backing and red silk tassels at...

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

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William Sturgis Bigelow Collection

Japanese, Meiji era, late 19th or early 20th century

Object Place



72 x 81.5 cm (28 3/8 x 32 1/16 in.).

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Medium or Technique

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


Textiles and Fashion Arts