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Bag for tea container (shifuku)

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Drawstring bag (shifuku) for tea container (chaire) with design of repeating swastika (manji) and floral motifs in grayish-silver silk discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts on a grayish-blue silk satin ground. There is a red and blue iridescent plain-weave silk lining and a blue braided...

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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, Edo period, 19th century

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Overall (Approx for storage): 12 x 7 x 6 cm (4 3/4 x 2 3/4 x 2 3/8 in.)

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


Textiles and Fashion Arts