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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, chain
  • Object Length/Width: 73.75 x 71.25 cm
    Object Length/Width: 29 x 28 in
  • Gift in memory of James H. Walker Jr., by his family
  • Not on display
  • 1993.0355
Label Text

Fukusa decorated with a pair of gold and red lobsters. It has embroidery on dark blue satin ground with red crepe edge and lining and four corner tassels.