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Gift cover (fukusa)

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Gift cover (fukusa) with design of boxes decorated with plum, pine, bamboo, cherry, chrysanthemum and cranes and tortoises surrounded by loosened, braided cord ties in reddish-orange, blue, green, white and brown silk embroidery and gold metallic thread couching on a dark blue silk satin ground;...

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Provenance

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

Credit Line

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection

Japanese, Edo period, 19th century

Object Place

Japan

Dimensions

67.5 x 82 cm (26 9/16 x 32 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.221

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles