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Bag for tea container (shifuku)

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Drawstring bag with design of dragon roundels in gilt paper supplementary weft patterning on a light brown silk twill ground (possibly 13th or 14th century, Yuan dynasty); green silk braided cord and tan and green iridescent plain-weave silk lining.


Denman Waldo Ross Collection; gift of Denman Waldo Ross to 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): 16 x 7 x 6.5 cm (6 5/16 x 2 3/4 x 2 9/16 in.)

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Silk, gilt paper strips; twill-weave, supplementary weft patterning, braiding


Textiles and Fashion Arts