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Bag for tea container (shifuku)

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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.

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, 18th or 19th century

Object Place

Japan

Dimensions

Overall (Approx for storage): 12 x 7 x 6 cm (4 3/4 x 2 3/4 x 2 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

15.622

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

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles