Thursday, February 13, 2020

Gift covers

In a digital age, I still love sending and receiving cards, hand-writing notes, and wrapping gifts.
~Matthew Williamson


For Art Thursday we have traditional textile gift covers. Fukusa are pieces of decorated silk used to cover gifts in Japanese tradition. Bojagi is a general term for all wrapping cloths in Korea. I didn't find a definition for "Boktcha" other than "gift cover."



Bojagi for queen, Joseon dynasty
photo by Mar del Este

Boktcha, Iran, 18th or 19th century
Honolulu Museum of Art, shared by Hiart

Embroidered Fukusa, Japan, late 19th-early 20th century
Cleveland Museum of Art

Embroidered Fukusa, Japan, late 19th-early 20th century
Cleveland Museum of Art

DIY Fukusa envelope
Cute furoshiki fabric (Japanese wrapping cloth)
Wow, here is a chart about a lot of ways to fold furoshiki.

1 comment:

HWY said...

Beautiful pieces...and such a variety! Reminds me a bit of quilting, too.

The "fish" Fukusa is a real eye-popper.

AND, they can be reused. :-)