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Fukusa (gift cover)

Fukusa (gift cover)

  • Place of origin:

    Japan (made)

  • Date:

    1868-1883 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Silk satin with embroidery in gold thread

  • Credit Line:

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

  • Museum number:

    T.146-1926

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Fukusa of embroidered silk satin. The square, which is of terracotta satin, is embroidered with peonies and chrysanthemums in gold thread.

Place of Origin

Japan (made)

Date

1868-1883 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Silk satin with embroidery in gold thread

Dimensions

Height: 89.5 cm, Width: 67 cm

Object history note

Registered File number 1926/6626.

Descriptive line

Fukusa, silk satin with embroidery in gold thread, Japan, early Meiji period, 1868-1883

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); Gold thread

Techniques

Satin weave; Embroidering

Subjects depicted

Chrysanthemum; Peony

Categories

Textiles; Embroidery

Collection

East Asia Collection

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