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Gift cover (fukusa)

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Gift cover (fukusa) with design of flying and standing cranes hand-painted in sumi ink with clouds and mountains in applied gold leaf and two stamps in red ink on a creme twill-weave silk ground; light blue silk satin backing with sword-flower crest (ken-katabami) couched in black silk and gold...

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

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William Sturgis Bigelow Collection

Japanese, Meiji era, 19th century

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Height x width: 32 3/4 x 26 1/2 in. (83.2 x 67.3 cm)

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Medium or Technique

Silk; twill-weave ground, hand-painted ink, applied gold leaf; Reverse: silk, satin-weave, couched silk


Textiles and Fashion Arts