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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, satin, crepe
  • Paper Type: couching, satin, stem
  • Object Length/Width: 84.5 x 60.25 cm
    Object Length/Width: 33 1/4 x 27 1/4 in
  • Gift in memory of James H. Walker Jr., by his family
  • Not on display
  • 1993.0354
Label Text

Fukusa (ceremonial gift-wrapping cloth) with Kai-awase boxes and red cords, one box with pine design, one with flowering plum. It has embroidery with applied red braided cords on dark blue satin with red crepe edge and lining, and one corner tassel (four originally).