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Pair embroidered fukusa cover, treasure ship, lobster, Japan 20th c

Pair embroidered fukusa cover, treasure ship, lobster, Japan 20th c


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Directory: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Textiles: Pre 1960: Item # 1301076

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Pair of golden yellow silk fukusa or ceremonial cloths, with diamond pattern with water birds design in brocade weave, over which is embroidered in different hues of pink and in goldthread. The larger fukusa is decorated with a lobster carrying a treasure boat, holding several of the treasures. The smaller fukusa is decorated with a treasure boat, as well. Reverse decorated in brocade technique with a family crest in white silk. Japan, Taisho or Showa era, ca. early to mid-20th century.

H 29 ¾ x W 26 ½ inches and H 24 ½ x W 22 ¼ inches.

The smaller one with slight bleeding on the reverse (consistent with usage). Otherwise both in excellent condition.