Fukusa "Noshi and flaming jewel"
Satin, couched silver stitch
27 x 26 in
About the work
This fukusa shows three flaming Tama (Wish-Fulfilling Jewel of Buddhism), each done in difficult Forbidden Stitch. Each Tama resembles the Zen Buddhist symbol for infinity. Noshi (strips of washi used for gift-adornment) are done in couched gold thread The depiction of both Tama and Noshi impart the effect of brushstrokes of an ink painting. 18th century (mid--Edo period).
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