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Bag for tea container (shifuku)

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Drawstring bag (shifuku) for tea container (chaire) with design of repeating heart-shaped motifs in white silk discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts on a blue satin ground. There is a blue and light brown iridescent plain-weave silk lining and a brown braided silk cord.


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): 13 x 5.5 x 4.5 cm (5 1/8 x 2 3/16 x 1 3/4 in.)

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Silk, satin-weave ground with silk discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts


Textiles and Fashion Arts