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Gift cover (fukusa)

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Gift cover (fukusa) with design in central panel of waves, dragons, bats and clouds in two shades of blue, green, white, red and pink silk slit tapestry (kesi); two outer panels with design of partial dragons and auspicious clouds in gilt paper strip supplementary patterning wefts on a blue silk...

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Denman Waldo Ross Collection; gift of Denman Waldo Ross to the MFA on

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Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Japanese, made from Chinese fabric, Edo period, 18th and 19th centuries

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57 x 57 cm (22 7/16 x 22 7/16 in.)

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Silk slit tapestry (kesi), silk with gilt paper strip discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts tied down with supplementary warps in twill-weave


Textiles and Fashion Arts