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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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Provenance

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

Credit Line

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection

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

Object Place

Japan

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

22.543

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles