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Japanese Antique Textile Scroll Made of Fukusa

Japanese Antique Textile Scroll Made of Fukusa

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Textiles: Pre 1900: Item # 1040712

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Denenchofu, Otaku
Tokyo, Japan 145-0071

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This is a scroll made of fukusa ( gift cover ) which is hand-woven tsuzure-ori ( tapestry weave ) silk cloth. Fukusa was used to cover a gift in old days. This fukusa has an auspicious motif of "Jurojin" who is one of the Seven Gods of Fortune and a symbol of longevity. The scroll also has beautiful silk brocade pieces for mounting. In good condition except for some threads are lost in the turtle's head and the foot behind, and also patina in the light blue ground of the fukusa. Mid to late 19th century. It comes with an original paulwonia box and a paper cover box. 66.5cm x 163cm