This is an exquisitely embroidered white Silk Fukusa, or formal gift cover, commissioned by a wealthy and prominent family whose intent was to use it as a dramatic cover when presenting a gift. The practice of covering a gift was widespread in Japan before the 1900s. The Fukusa was a valuable family heirloom, as the family itself designed the gift cover to be a thing of beauty.
The Silk has been hand woven and then skillfully embroidered with a pair of perfectly detailed Crane, “Tsuru,” standing beneath a Pine Tree, “Matsu,” with a stylized stream, bamboo and sun. All of the elements in this design are vital to the symbolism of longevity that was of such importance to the family, and all have been executed in the finest embroidery
A Certificate of Authenticity is included.
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