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Bag for tea container (shifuku)

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Drawstring bag (shifuku) for tea container (chaire) with design stylized cloud motifs in metallic gold supplementary weft patterning on a golden brown silk satin ground (possibly 13th or 14th century, Yuan dynasty). Lined with purple, plain-weave silk. Drawn up with a green, 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 (made from Chinese fabric), Edo period, 18th or 19th century

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Overall (Approx for storage): 10 x 6.5 x 5 cm (3 15/16 x 2 9/16 x 1 15/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Silk, gilt paper strips; satin-weave ground with supplementary weft patterning


Textiles and Fashion Arts