logo
OPEN TODAY 10 AM – 5 PM

Gift Cover

Native NameFukusa
Object Number:29-96-170
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Japanese
Provenience: Japan
Date Made: 1750 - 1800 CE
Early Date: 1750
Late Date: 1800
Section:Asian
Materials:Satin
Crepe
Gold
Technique:Embroidered
Iconography:Man
Tortoise
Length: 85 cm
Width: 65 cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904

Description

Oblong gift cover (fukusa); dark blue satin with red crepe edge and lining. Embroidered a fisherman on a tortoise from the story of "Urashima Taro" for celebrating one's retirement (?) 1750-1800.

Bibliography:

[Book] Tosk, Susan. 1990. Silk, Gold and the World's Most Elegant Return Receipt: An Exhibition and Sale of Fukusa by Orientations Gallery at Place des Antiquaires.. New York. Orientations Gallery. pg. Book 32 p. : col. ill. ; 28 cm. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: 31View Objects related to this Actual Citation

You may also be interested in these objects:


Report problems and issues to digitalmedia@pennmuseum.org.