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Buddhist altar cloth (uchishiki)

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Buddhist altar cloth (uchishiki) with design of dragon roundels, chrysanthemum and plum blossoms in blue, green, pink, purple and white silk discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts on a reddish-orange twill-weave silk ground with a wavy line pattern (takewaku) of phoenix in gilt paper strip...

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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, 18th or 19th century

Object Place

Japan

Dimensions

64 x 67 cm (25 3/16 x 26 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

21.245

Medium or Technique

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

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