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Gift Cover

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Native Name:
Fukusa
Object Number:
21107
Current Location:
Collections storage
Culture:
Japanese
Provenience:
Japan
Date Made:
-1898
Late Date:
1898
Section:
Asian
Materials:
Satin
Silk (uncertain)
Gold (uncertain)
crepe (uncertain)
Technique:
Embroidered
Iconography:
Staff
Bells
Fan
Box
Description:
Embroidered. Gift cover for honoring the new year. The design motifs include a staff of bells (suzu), a fan with peony blossoms, a sprig of plum blossoms, and a stationary box, which assumes to contain a mask for the Noh play for the new year.
Credit Line:
Gift of Miss Livingston

Bibliography:

[Book] Tosk, Susan. 1990. Silk, Gold and the World's Most Elegant Return Receipt: An Exhibition and Sale of Fukusa by Orientations Gallery at Place des Antiquaires. Book 32 p. : col. ill. ; 28 cm. : Page/Fig./Plate: 6
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