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5057 - ANTIQUE JAPANESE EMBROIDERED SILK FUKUSA
textile, a fukusa, finely embroidered in colors and
shades of gold, white, green, beige and brown, on black
silk ground. Very finely executed in couched (overlay)
gold metallic thread and satin stitch. The fukusa shows
on cloud and wave ground a sennin astride a long-tailed
tortoise below a crane in flight. Crane and tortoise
symbolize longevity in Japanese mythology. A fukusa
is a covering placed over a gift at the time of gift-giving
such as a wedding or a New Year celebration. Early Meiji
(1868-1912). Fine condition.
x 38". Unframed: 25" x 27".
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