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Gift cover (fukusa)

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Gift cover (fukusa) with design of two tortoises (o-kame) in the water in gold metallic thread couching and white, pink and reddish-orange silk embroidery on a dark blue silk satin ground; reddish-orange plain-weave hemp (?) backing.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Japanese, Edo period, late 18th or early 19th century

Object Place

Japan

Dimensions

Height x width: 34 x 30 3/8 in. (86.4 x 77.2 cm)

Accession Number

15.551

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles