Drawstring bag (shifuku) for tea container (chaire) with design of gourds and flowers in gilt paper strip discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts on a greenish brown silk satin ground. There is a light blue, plain-weave silk lining and a purple braided silk cord.
Denman Waldo Ross Collection; gift of Denman Waldo Ross to the MFA on April 1, 1915
Denman Waldo Ross Collection
Japanese, Edo period, 18th or 19th century
Overall (Approx for storage): 12 x 7 x 6 cm (4 3/4 x 2 3/4 x 2 3/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Silk, satin-weave ground with gilt paper strip discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts tied down with supplementary warps in twill-weave, silk braided cord