Bag for a tea container (shifuku)

Japanese (made from Chinese fabric)
Edo period
18th century


Object Place: Japan

Dimensions

Overall (Approx for storage): 14 x 6 x 5 cm (5 1/2 x 2 3/8 x 1 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

15.610

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 for tea container (shifuku) with design of dragons and flowers in gilt paper strip discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts on a natural ecru silk satin ground (possibly 13th or 14th century, Yuan dynasty). There is a dark green plain-weave silk lining and a light brown silk braided cord.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection