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Fukusa

Description

Blue satin fukusa (gift cover) embroidered in coloured silks and gold thread depicting Sima Guang (J: Shiba Onko) as a boy saving his friend from drowning in a large jar: Japan, 19th century

Museum reference

A.1927.167

Collection

World Culture

Object name

Fukusa, Gift cover

Production information

Japan, East Asia

Date

19th century

Materials

Satin, Silk crepe

Physical description

Blue satin embroidered in coloured silks and gold thread; mounted on red silk crepe; green silk tassels at corners

Associations

Shiba Onko

References

Akihiko Takemura, Fukusa: Japanese Gift Covers (Iwasaki Bijutsusha, 1991), no. 32

Jane Wilkinson and Nick Pearce, Harmony & Contrast: A Journey through East Asian Art (National Museums of Scotland, 1996), p.39

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