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Buddhist altar cloth (uchishiki)

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Buddhist altar cloth (uchishiki) with design of diamond lattice composed of leaf pattern in gilt paper strip discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts enclosing chrysanthemum roundels in white, pink, purple and yellow silk outlined with gilt paper strip discontinuous supplementary patterning...

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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

134 x 133 cm (52 3/4 x 52 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

21.238

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

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