Drawstring bag (shifuku) for tea bowl (chawan) with design of flowing water and fans in green silk and gilt paper supplementary weft patterning on a reddish-orange silk satin ground (possibly made from 17th century fabric); dark blue silk braided cord and purple plain-weave silk lining.
Denman Waldo Ross Collection; gift of Denman Waldo Ross to the MFA on October 11, 1898
Denman Waldo Ross Collection
Japanese, Edo period, 18th or 19th century
Overall (Approx for storage): 16 x 20 x 23 cm (6 5/16 x 7 7/8 x 9 1/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Silk, satin-weave ground with silk and gilt paper strip discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts tied down with supplementary warps in twill-weave, braiding