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fukusa (ceremonial gift-wrapping cloth)
  • Japan
  • fukusa (ceremonial gift-wrapping cloth), circa 1900, Meiji period (1868–1912)
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • silk, ink and/or paint
  • Paper Type: cord
  • Length/Width/Depth: 69.25 x 67.5 cm
    Length/Width/Depth: 27 1/4 x 26 1/2 in
  • Gift in memory of James H. Walker Jr., by his family
  • Not on display
  • 1993.0346

Fukusa (ceremonial gift-wrapping cloth) with a painted design of mushrooms in the corner. It has subtle top-stitching or twining between woven rows to give texture to the mushrooms. One decorative row of long stitches with pair of heavy plied silk threads about 4 cm from edges. Green silk lining. Four green corner tassels in heavy plied silk.