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Fukusa

Description

Pale blue satin fukusa (gift cover) with embroidered design of the Treasure Ship (takarabune), backed with red silk crepe with a tassel in each corner: Japan, late Edo period, 1801 - 1867

Museum reference

A.1927.168

Collection

World Culture

Object name

Fukusa, Gift cover

Production information

Japan, East Asia

Date

1801 - 1867

Style / Culture

Edo period, Japanese

Materials

Satin, Silk crepe

Physical description

Pale blue satin with embroidered design of the 'Takara-bune', mounted on red silk crepe with a tassel in each corner

Associations

Depicted: Takara-bune

References

Reproduced in Akihiko Takemura, Fukusa: Japanese Gift Covers (Iwasaki Bijutsusha, 1991), no. 46

Reproduced in Fukai Akiko 深井晃子, et al., Yoroppa ni nemuru 'kimono' ヨーロッパに眠る「きもの」 (Tokyo Bijutsu, 2017), p. 59

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