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This is an extraordinary example of the fine arts of Japan past. This
elaborately embroidered Fukusa, or formal gift cover, was commissioned by
a family of very high standing within the Imperial community of Japan. It
has been hand woven of naturally dyed indigo satin silk that appeared most
often from the turn of the 18th century to the late Edo Era.
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Japan
TYPE TEXTILE: Formal Fukusa, used for ceremonial occasions.
APPROXIMATE DATE OR PERIOD: Edo to Early Meiji Era (Edo: 1615-1867; Meiji: 1868-1912)
FABRIC CONTENT and CONDITION: Hand woven Satin Silk with stunning silk and pure gold embroidery in excellent condition
FINISHED SIZE: 34 inches h x 29 inches w
PRESENTATION: This stunning Fukusa has been set within a gold, filigreed fillet with a matching brushed wood frame. The natural fibre, reverse bevel cut mat has been covered by hand to match the sapphire Silk of the Fukusa. It is protected by non glare, 97% UV glass. This extraordinary piece has been mounted in conformance with the highest standards in order to ensure a damage free environment for its future protection.
A Certificate of Authenticity is included.
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