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Buddhist altar cloth (uchishiki)

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Buddhist altar cloth (uchishiki) with design of large central chrysanthemum, smaller chrysanthemum and paulownia and Seven Treasures pattern of interlocking circular motifs (shippô-tsunagi) and stylized character of crossed bands with Seven Treasures pattern in green, yellow and white silk and...

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

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William Sturgis Bigelow Collection

Japanese, late Edo period, 19th century

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67 x 67 cm (26 3/8 x 26 3/8 in.)

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


Textiles and Fashion Arts