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Fukusa (gift cover)

Fukusa (gift cover)

  • Place of origin:

    Japan (made)

  • Date:

    1868-1883 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Silk satin with embroidery in gold thread

  • Credit Line:

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

  • Museum number:


  • 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)


1868-1883 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Silk satin with embroidery in gold thread


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


Silk (textile); Gold thread


Satin weave; Embroidering

Subjects depicted

Chrysanthemum; Peony


Textiles; Embroidery


East Asia Collection

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