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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.

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 or 19th century

Object Place

Japan

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

15.620

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles