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Bag for a tea container (shifuku)

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Drawstring bag (shifuku) for tea container (chaire) with overall design of phoenix and lotus motifs in metallic gilt paper strip discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts on a natural ecru silk ground (possibly 14th century, Yuan dynasty). There is a brown and blue iridescent plain-weave silk...

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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 (made from Chinese fabric), Edo period, 18th or 19th century

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Overall (Approx for storage): 12 x 5.5 x 5 cm (4 3/4 x 2 3/16 x 1 15/16 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, braided silk cord


Textiles and Fashion Arts