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Bag for a tea container (shifuku)

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Drawstring bag for tea container (shifuku) with design of dragons and flowers in gilt paper strip discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts on a natural ecru silk satin ground (possibly 13th or 14th century, Yuan dynasty). There is a dark green plain-weave silk lining and a light brown silk...

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

Object Place

Japan

Dimensions

Overall (Approx for storage): 14 x 6 x 5 cm (5 1/2 x 2 3/8 x 1 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

15.610

Medium or Technique

Silk, satin-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