Bag for tea container (shifuku)

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


Object Place: Japan

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

15.626

Medium or Technique

Silk twill-weave ground with silk 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 vertical bands of interlocking swastika fretwork (manji tsunagi) along the bottom and horizontal bands of a repeating floral motif along the top in light blue, dark blue and gold silk discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts on a white, silk satin ground (possibly 15th or 16th century, Ming dynasty). There is an iridescent blue, plain-weave silk lining and a white 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