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Fukusa (gift cover)

Fukusa (gift cover)

  • Place of origin:

    Japan (made)

  • Date:

    late 18th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Tapestry weave silk

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by Lt. Col. G. B. Croft-Lyons FSA

  • Museum number:

    T.149-1926

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Fukusa of tapesty weave silk, pink ground with a design of a hexagon enclosing a plum blossom and a circle interlaced in white. Mounted on sea-green silk.

Place of Origin

Japan (made)

Date

late 18th century (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Tapestry weave silk

Dimensions

Length: 31 in, Width: 28 in

Object history note

Registered File number 1926/6626.

Descriptive line

Fukusa, tapestry weave silk, Japan, Edo period, late 18th century

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Takemura, Akihiko. Fukusa : Japanese gift covers. Tokyo: Iwasaki Bijutsu-sha, 1991, p. 295. ISBN 475341325X

Materials

Silk (textile)

Techniques

Tapestry

Subjects depicted

Hexagons; Flower (plum)

Categories

Textiles

Collection

East Asia Collection

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