Bag for tea container (shifuku)

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

Object Place: Japan


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

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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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Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts



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.


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

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection