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Drawstring bag with design of lotus-like karakusa pattern in gilt paper strip discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts on a deep blue twill-weave silk ground. There is a green and gold iridescent plain-weave silk lining and a purple braided cord. This bag was possibly used for a...

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Denman Waldo Ross Collection; gift of Denman Waldo Ross to the MFA on April 1, 1915

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Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Japanese, Edo period, 17th century

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Overall (Approx for storage): 14.5 x 9 x 8 cm (5 11/16 x 3 9/16 x 3 1/8 in.)

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Silk, twill-weave ground with gilt paper strip discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts tied down with supplementary warps in twill-weave, silk braided cord


Textiles and Fashion Arts