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Buddhist altar cloth (uchishiki)

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Buddhist altar cloth (uchishiki) made of five lengths stitched together with woven design of chrysanthemums over a small hexagonal lattice in reddish-orange silk; reddish-orange twisted silk cord inserted through casing along one edge; reddish-orange plain-weave silk backing.

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

214 x 153 cm (84 1/4 x 60 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

21.252

Medium or Technique

Silk twill-weave ground with silk discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts

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Textiles and Fashion Arts

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