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Gift Cover

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Native Name:
Fukusa
Object Number:
29-96-170
Current Location:
Collections storage
Culture:
Japanese
Provenience:
Japan
Date Made:
1750-1800 AD
Early Date:
1750
Late Date:
1800
Section:
Asian
Materials:
Satin
Crepe
Gold
Technique:
Embroidered
Iconography:
Man
Tortoise
Description:
Oblong gift cover (fukusa); dark blue satin with red crepe edge and lining. Embroidered a fisherman on a tortoise from the story of "Urashima Taro" for celebrating one's retirement (?) 1750-1800.
Length:
85cm
Width:
65cm
Credit Line:
Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904

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: 31
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