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

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


Textiles and Fashion Arts