Bag for tea container (shifuku)

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


Object Place: Japan

Dimensions

Overall (Approx for storage): 14 x 6.5 x 5 cm (5 1/2 x 2 9/16 x 1 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

15.627

Medium or Technique

Silk twill-weave ground with gilt paper strip and 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 horizontal bands of animals and flowers in light blue, yellow and white silk and gilt paper strip discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts on a cream silk twill ground (possibly 15th or 16th century, Ming dynasty); tan silk braided cord and yellow and green iridescent plain-weave silk lining.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection