Bag for tea container (shifuku)

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

Object Place: Japan


Overall (Approx for storage): 13 x 7 x 6 cm (5 1/8 x 2 3/4 x 2 3/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Silk, twill-weave ground with gilt paper strip discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts tied down with supplementary warps in twill-weave, braided silk cord

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Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Drawstring bag (shifuku) for tea container (chaire) with overall design of scrolling peonies on a diamond latticework in gilt paper strip supplementary weft patterning on a reddish-orange silk ground (possibly 15th or 16th century, Ming dynasty). There is a blue plain-weave silk lining and a light brown braided silk cord.


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

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Denman Waldo Ross Collection