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Bag for tea bowl (shifuku)

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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

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Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Japanese, Edo period, 18th or 19th century

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Overall (Approx for storage): 16 x 20 x 23 cm (6 5/16 x 7 7/8 x 9 1/16 in.)

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Silk, satin-weave ground with silk and gilt paper strip discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts tied down with supplementary warps in twill-weave, braiding


Textiles and Fashion Arts