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Bag for tea container (shifuku)

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Drawstring bag (shifuku) for tea container (chaire) with design of repeating hexagon pattern in blue silk surrounding simple floral motif in gilt paper strip discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts on a natural ecru silk satin ground. There is a natural ecru, 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, 18th or 19th century

Object Place

Japan

Dimensions

Overall: 10 x 6 x 6 cm (3 15/16 x 2 3/8 x 2 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

15.624

Medium or Technique

Silk, satin-weave ground with gilt paper strip discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts, silk braided cord

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles