Bag

Japanese
Edo period
18th or 19th century


Object Place: Japan

Dimensions

Overall (Approx for storage): 21 x 18 x 18 cm (8 1/4 x 7 1/16 x 7 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

15.611

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

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Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Drawstring bag with design of dragon and crane pair motifs in green and white silk and gilt paper strip discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts on a blue silk satin ground. There is a plain-weave ramie or hemp lining and a blue braided silk cord. This bag was possibly used for a lacquer-ware container.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection