Bag for tea container (shifuku)

Japanese
Edo period
19th century


Object Place: Japan

Dimensions

Overall (Approx for storage): 12 x 6 x 5 cm (4 3/4 x 2 3/8 x 1 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

15.621

Medium or Technique

Silk, twill-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 (shifuku) for tea container (chaire) with overall design of interlocking triangle fish scale pattern (uroko) in gilt paper strip discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts on a green twill-weave silk ground. There is an iridescent black and gold plain-weave silk lining and a purple 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