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Fukusa (Gift Cover)

A work made of pattered side: wool, plain weave; fulled (gorofukuren); embroidered with silk and gold- and silver-leaf-over-lacquered-paper-
strip wrapped cotton in cross, and single satin stitches; laidwork and paper padded couching; lined with silk, palin weave (possibly dyed with safflower (beni)); sewn with front and lining matched in size (tackikiri awase); silk, running "controlling" stitches along all edges.
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  • A work made of pattered side: wool, plain weave; fulled (gorofukuren); embroidered with silk and gold- and silver-leaf-over-lacquered-paper-
strip wrapped cotton in cross, and single satin stitches; laidwork and paper padded couching; lined with silk, palin weave (possibly dyed with safflower (beni)); sewn with front and lining matched in size (tackikiri awase); silk, running "controlling" stitches along all edges.

Date:

late Edo period (1789–1868), early 19th century

Artist:

Japan

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Title

Fukusa (Gift Cover)

Origin

Japan

Date

Made 1801–1825

Medium

Pattered Side: wool, plain weave; fulled (gorofukuren); embroidered with silk and gold- and silver-leaf-over-lacquered-paper- strip wrapped cotton in cross, and single satin stitches; laidwork and paper padded couching; lined with silk, palin weave (possibly dyed with safflower (beni)); sewn with front and lining matched in size (Tackikiri awase); silk, running "controlling" stitches along all edges

Dimensions

69 × 64.5 cm (27 1/8 × 25 3/8 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Mary V. and Ralph E. Hays

Reference Number

2001.213

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