Gift cover (fukusa) with design of sprays of plum blossoms in red, pink, white, blue, light brown and black silk and a gilt paper strip supplementary weft patterning; blue silk backing white silk cord tassels at each corner.
By 1911, purchased by William Sturgis Bigelow (b. 1850 - d. 1926), Boston [see note 1]; 1911, gift of Bigelow to the MFA. (Accession Date: August 3, 1911)
 Much of Bigelow's collection of Asian art was formed during his residence in Japan between 1882 and 1889, although he also made acquisitions in Europe and the United States. Bigelow deposited many of these objects at the MFA in 1890 before donating them to the Museum's collection at later dates.
William Sturgis Bigelow Collection
Japanese, Meiji era, late 19th century
Height x width: 26 1/2 x 25 in. (67.3 x 63.5 cm)
Medium or Technique
Silk, gilt paper strips; twill-weave ground with supplementary weft patterning
Textiles and Fashion Arts