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Buddhist altar cloth (uchishiki)

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Buddhist altar cloth (uchishiki) with design of rows of yellow chrysanthemum and green and white paulownia motifs in silk and gold-wrapped thread discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts on a reddish-orange twill-weave silk ground; lined with cream silk satin.

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 or Meiji era, 19th century

Object Place

Japan

Dimensions

108 x 104.5 cm (42 1/2 x 41 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

21.229

Medium or Technique

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

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