Buy Asian furniture for sale with secure shopping.Antique Asian Decor: Fukusa Accent Pillow with Treasure Ship with Sun Sail from Japan



Item #AS2A160X
Price:$800.00
Sale price:$0.00
Approximate Age: Showa Era Circa 1950
Origin: Japan
Material:Silk Embroidery on Silk
Dimensions:Width: 24" (61cm)
Height: 24" (61cm)
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Fukusa Accent Pillow with Treasure Ship with Sun Sail

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This treasure ship is distinctly masculine in its rendering, with bold shapes outlined in gold. It has a much more contemporary feel than most fukusa and is executed on a medium brown background as opposed to the more traditional ivory or gray. The traditional items symbolizing wishes for the best things in life are in the boat’s cargo, including the mallet of luck, which is prominent. The sail is centered with a full crimson sun, the symbol for Japan and Japanese culture. The recipient of a gift covered by this fukusa would have almost certainly been male, probably young – perhaps a gift for graduation or starting a new job. The artistic tone for this fukusa is more impressionistic than realistic and yet the art is dynamic in feeling. Circa 1950.

The pillow backing fabric is a light rust silk dupioni with rust/gold cording with beaded tassels and brass bead trim.

A Fukusa is a woven square of silk fabric traditionally used by the Japanese to cover a ceremonial gift during its presentation. We've used Fukusa (Fukusa is both singular and plural) to create unique decorative pillow covers which are about 24" x 24" in size. Fukusa, are generally backed with another piece of silk material. Often the backing silk material is bright orange or red and contains the family crest of the person or family giving the gift. Each of these Fukusa are combined with hand selected backing fabrics, borders and tassels to make decorative accent pillows that are truly one-of-a-kind.

Most modern Fukusa are quite small and mostly used for the tea ceremony. Think of them as a combination of gift wrapping and greeting card. The message conveyed by the symbols on the Fukusa is very important and needs to be appropriate for the occasion. The Fukusa silk decorative pillows we offer are made using these antique or vintage (around 50 to 100 years old) gift coverings.

Fukusa that are in acceptable condition and suitable for decorative designer pillows are becoming increasingly scarce and hard to find. And as the scarcity has increased, the prices have also increased dramatically. Fukusa are a beautiful, disappearing piece of Japanese cultural history but beautifully preserved in these decorative down pillows.

The Fukusa used in these down pillows are hand woven silk with intricate loom embroidery. In addition, some of these Fukusa also have hand embroidered highlights. All accent pillow fillings are down and feathers. As these are old pieces, at least 50 years old, there is minor wear associated with age but these decorative throw pillows are all sturdy and in excellent condition.

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