Patterned side: silk, plain weave (shioze); dye extracted though a discharge dyeing technique and chemical dye stripper (bassen) and painted with India ink (sumi); embroidered with silk and gold-leaf-on-lacquered-paper-strip-wrapped silk, laidwork and couching; lined with silk, ink and stamped with ink; sewn with front and lining matched in size (Tachikiri awase); silk, running "controlling" stitches along all edges; corners: gold-leaf-over-lacquered-
paper-strip-wrapped cotton, knotted and replied fringe tassels
76.8 × 66.1 cm (30 1/4 × 26 in.)
Gift of Mary V. and Ralph E. Hays
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Akihiko Takemura. Fukusa, Japanese Gift Covers. (Tokyo: Iwasaki Bijutsu-sha, 1991), pp. 35, 178-180, pl. 44.
The Art Institute of Chicago, Elizabeth F. Cheney and Agnes Allerton Textile Galleries, Fukusa and Furoshiki: Splendid Japanese Gift Covers and Wrapping Cloths, July 17–November 17, 2002
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