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Bag for tea container (shifuku)

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Drawstring bag (shifuku) for tea container (chaire) with design of vertical bands of interlocking swastika fretwork (manji tsunagi) along the bottom and horizontal bands of a repeating floral motif along the top in light blue, dark blue and gold silk discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts...

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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 (made from Chinese fabric), Edo period, 18th or 19th century

Object Place

Japan

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

15.626

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles