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Buddhist altar cloth (uchishiki)

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Buddhist altar cloth (uchishiki) with design of alternating rows of dragon and floral motifs surrounded by stylized clouds in blue, pink, reddish-orange and white silk and gilt paper strip discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts on a silk ground.

Provenance

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection; gift of William Sturgis Bigelow to the MFA in 1921

Credit Line

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection

Japanese, late Edo or early Meiji era, 18th or 19th century

Object Place

Japan

Dimensions

Height x width: 90 15/16 x 93 11/16 in. (231 x 238 cm)

Accession Number

21.235

Medium or Technique

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

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