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Buddhist altar cloth (uchishiki)

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Buddhist altar cloth (uchishiki) with design of chrysanthemums in pink, yellow and green silk and silver gilt paper strip discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts enclosed in a floral grid work in white and silver gilt paper strip discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts on a...

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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, 19th century

Object Place

Japan

Dimensions

164 x 152 cm (64 9/16 x 59 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.232

Medium or Technique

Silk satin-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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