User Menu

MFA for Educators

Engage your students with the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, to illustrate themes and concepts in any discipline.

Gift cover (fukusa)

Start collecting

Gift cover (fukusa) depicting Okina, a character in a Noh play, embroidered in green, blue, red, orange, brown, black and white silk and couched in gold metallic thread on a blue silk ground.

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 century

Object Place

Japan

Dimensions

82.6 x 68.3 cm (32.50 x 26.875 in.)

Accession Number

22.545

Medium or Technique

Silk, gold metallic thread; plain-weave ground, appliquéd, embroidered and couched

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles