Japan embroidery. Fukusa. Border with silk and gold brocade executed in opus plumarium stitches. The ornamental arts of Japan by George Ashdown Audsley.
The fabrics here illustrated show two styles of artistic treatment; the ground of one being uniformly purple-black, produced by the silk warp ; while the ground of the other is in bands of different colours, produced, with the exception of those in black, by the silk threads of the woof
Japan shippō-yaki design. Three segments of a circular border. Cloisonné enamel. Ornamental design 19th century.