Bag for tea container (shifuku)

Japanese
Edo period
18th or 19th century


Object Place: Japan

Dimensions

Overall: 10 x 6 x 6 cm (3 15/16 x 2 3/8 x 2 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

15.624

Medium or Technique

Silk, satin-weave ground with gilt paper strip discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts, 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 repeating hexagon pattern in blue silk surrounding simple floral motif in gilt paper strip discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts on a natural ecru silk satin ground. There is a natural ecru, plain-weave silk lining and a dark blue, 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