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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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Provenance

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

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Japanese, Edo period, 17th century

Object Place

Japan

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

15.762

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles