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Gift cover (fukusa)

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Gift cover (fukusa) with design of green and blue parrot on a perch with feeder suspended by a reddish-orange and gold tassled cord and surrounded by floral arabesque border in silk embroidery and gold and silver metallic thread couching on a dark blue satin ground; reddish-orange plain-weave...

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William Sturgis Bigelow Collection; gift of William Sturgis Bigelow to the MFA on March 3, 1921

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William Sturgis Bigelow Collection

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

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91.4 x 73.0 cm (36 x 28.75 in.)

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Medium or Technique

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


Textiles and Fashion Arts