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Japanese Antique Textile Silk Fukusa With Embroidery

Japanese Antique Textile Silk Fukusa With Embroidery

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Textiles: Pre 1900: Item # 1002573

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Denenchofu, Otaku
Tokyo, Japan 145-0071

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This is a fukusa, the gift cover. Fukusa is used to cover or to wrap a gift. It has gorgeous embroidery whose motifs are pheonix and paulownia. The ground silk crêpe is dyed with benibana ( safflower ) and silk threads are all dyed with vegetable dye. The last photo shows the examples of the usage. It has some moth holes and wear on the hems. Late Edo period ( mid 18th to mid 19th century ) 58cm x 61cm