Bag for tea container (shifuku)

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


Object Place: Japan

Dimensions

Overall (Approx for storage): 13 x 6.5 x 6 cm (5 1/8 x 2 9/16 x 2 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

15.623

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 design of gourds, bats and butterflies in gilt paper strip discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts on a light brown twill-weave silk ground (possibly 13th or 14th century, Yuan dynasty). There is a purple plain-weave silk lining and a pale green 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