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, ”Kimono stand (Iko), obi, fans and decoration ball”

Embroidery, couched gold thread, part weaving, on satin
36 x 26 1/4 in

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Unsigned, 1850-1900

It is a beautiful fukusa that reminds us of an aristocratic woman. The obi which hangs on a rack is decorated with fans and kusudama ribbons. Herbs were stuffed in Kusuyama and decorated with five colored tassels. These were to wish for long life, health and safety.

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