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Buddhist altar cloth (uchishiki)

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Buddhist altar cloth (uchishiki) with design of grid work surrounding stylized peony roundels in pink, light blue, light green, black and white silk discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts outlined with gilt paper strip discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts on a reddish-orange satin...

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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, Edo period, 18th or 19th century

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166 x 166 cm (65 3/8 x 65 3/8 in.)

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


Textiles and Fashion Arts