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Buddhist altar cloth (uchishiki)

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Buddhist altar cloth (uchishiki) with design of alternating paulownia and chyrsanthemum roundels on a floral lattice in light and dark green, purple, pink, yellow and white silk and gilt paper strip discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts on a reddish-orange silk ground; unlined.

Provenance

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection; gift of William Sturgis Bigelow to the MFA on March 3, 1912

Credit Line

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection

Japanese, Edo period, 18th or 19th century

Object Place

Japan

Dimensions

Overall: 70.3 x 69cm (27 11/16 x 27 3/16in.)

Accession Number

21.244

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

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles