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Buddhist altar cloth (uchishiki)

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Buddhist altar cloth (uchishiki) with design of Myriad Treasures in pink, purple, blue, green, yellow and white silk and gilt paper strip discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts on a reddish-orange satin-weave silk ground; lined with plain-weave hemp or linen.

Provenance

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection; gift of William Sturgis Bigelow to the MFA on March 3, 1921

Credit Line

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection

Japanese, Edo period, 18th or 19th century

Object Place

Japan

Dimensions

Height x width: 26 5/8 x 26 3/8 in. (67.6 x 67 cm)

Accession Number

21.223

Medium or Technique

Silk satin-weave with silk and gilt paper strip discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts tied down with supplementary warps in twill-weave

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