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Gift cover (fukusa)

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Gift cover (fukusa) with design of birds and lotus in green, blue, orange, black and white silk embroidery and gold metallic thread couching on a reddish-orange silk satin ground; white plain-weave silk backing.

Provenance

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection; gift of William Sturgis Bigelow to the MFA

Credit Line

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection

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

Object Place

Japan

Dimensions

Height x width: 27 7/8 x 26 5/8 in. (70.8 x 67.6 cm)

Accession Number

RES.24.7

Medium or Technique

Silk, gold metallic thread; satin-weave ground, embroidered (shishû), couched (koma-nui)

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles