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Bag for tea container (shifuku)

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Drawstring bag (shifuku) for tea container (chaire) with design of horizontal bands of animals and flowers in light blue, yellow and white silk and gilt paper strip discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts on a cream silk twill ground (possibly 15th or 16th century, Ming dynasty); tan silk...

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Provenance

Denman Waldo Ross Collection; Gift of Denman Waldo Ross to MFA on April 1, 1915

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Japanese (made from Chinese fabric), Edo or Meiji era, 18th or 19th century

Object Place

Japan

Dimensions

Overall (Approx for storage): 14 x 6.5 x 5 cm (5 1/2 x 2 9/16 x 1 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

15.627

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles