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Bag for tea container (shifuku)

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Drawstring bag (shifuku) for tea container (chaire) with overall design of interlocking triangle fish scale pattern (uroko) in gilt paper strip discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts on a green twill-weave silk ground. There is an iridescent black and gold plain-weave silk lining and a...

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Provenance

Denman Waldo Ross Collection; gift of Denman Waldo Ross to the MFA on April 1, 1915

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Japanese, Edo period, 19th century

Object Place

Japan

Dimensions

Overall (Approx for storage): 12 x 6 x 5 cm (4 3/4 x 2 3/8 x 1 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

15.621

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles