Bag for tea bowl (shifuku)

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


Object Place: Japan

Dimensions

Overall (Approx for storage): 13 x 14 x 11 cm (5 1/8 x 5 1/2 x 4 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

15.609

Medium or Technique

Silk, satin-weave ground with silk and 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 (shifuku) for a tea bowl (chawan) with design of flowers and butterfly in green, white, blue and yellow silk and gilt paper strip discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts on a gold silk satin ground. There is a blue, brown and yellow striped silk lining and a gold braided silk cord.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection