The lacquered outer box, the tea caddy box, the shifuku outer box, and the paper covers for tea caddy and shifuku boxes.
There are few American museums that do not have at least one, and some have dozens: the little, two- or three ­inch high, brown-glazed Japanese tea jars with ivory lids, huddled together on the shelf of a seldom opened storage case.
Grace Hampton, photographed by Carol Long, Jackson, Mississippi, 1982.
As Black people, we have a long history in the crafts. As early as the 1700s there were remnants of ceramic pieces called slave pots. Those were some of the earliest involvements with the crafts that blacks had.