User Menu

MFA for Educators

Engage your students with the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, to illustrate themes and concepts in any discipline.

Buddhist altar cloth (uchishiki)

Start collecting

Buddhist altar cloth (uchishiki) with design of repeating pattern of auspicious Buddhist symbols in green, black and yellow silk discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts on a reddish-orange silk twill-weave ground.

Inscription

Inscription

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: 52 1/4 x 52 1/2 in. (132.7 x 133.4 cm)

Accession Number

21.226

Medium or Technique

Silk twill-weave ground with silk discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts tied down with supplementary warps in twill-weave, pieced

Not on View
Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles