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fukusa (ceremonial gift-wrapping cloth)
  • Japan
  • fukusa (ceremonial gift-wrapping cloth), late 1700s or early 1800s, Edo period (1600–1868)
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • silk, gold thread, embroidering, crepe, satin
  • Paper Type: couching, satin, stem
  • Object Length/Width: 89.5 x 60.25 cm
    Object Length/Width: 35 1/4 x 27 1/4 in
  • Gift in memory of James H. Walker Jr., by his family
  • Not on display
  • 1993.0353
Label Text

Fukusa (ceremonial gift-wrapping cloth) with gold and polychrome designs of partially-opened boxes for kai-awase (shell-matching game) with thick red braided cords and tassels and scattered shells. It has embroidery with applied thick red braided cords on dark blue satin with red crepe edge and lining.