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Buddhist altar cloth (uchishiki)

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Buddhist altar cloth (uchishiki) with design of alternating rows of chrysanthemum and other floral motif in pink, white, light and dark green, light and dark blue, reddish-orange silk and gilt paper strip discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts on a dark blue twill-weave silk ground; lined...

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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: 53 15/16 x 50 in. (137 x 127 cm)

Accession Number

21.228

Medium or Technique

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

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