Traditional Japanese Art for a Bright Future "Signs of Good Fortune" from the collection of Susan Tosk

Nov 12, 2020 - Dec 30, 2020

Unsigned (Signs of Good Fortune)

Fukusa, “Kikujido”

Gold thread, couched gold thread, embroidery on satin
28.5 x 27 in

About the work

Unsigned, Meiji Period

Kikujido was a youthful favorite of King Mu of Zhou, exciled after offending court etiquette by touching the king’s pillow with his feet. He received a magic spell ensuring protection from evil, which he wrote out on the leaves of chrysanthemums.

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