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Buddhist altar cloth (uchishiki)

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Buddhist altar cloth (uchishiki) with central design of temple gongs (chôban) and linked hexagon lattice (kikko-mon pattern) in gilt paper strip supplementary weft patterning on a black silk satin ground and a four-sided border with design of folding fans decorated with flowers, Chinese...

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William Sturgis Bigelow Collection; gift of William Sturgis Bigelow to the MFA on February 7, 1924

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William Sturgis Bigelow Collection

Japanese, late Edo period, 19th century

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Silk, gilt paper strips; center: satin-weave ground with supplementary weft patterning (kinran); border: plain-weave ground with supplementary weft patterning


Textiles and Fashion Arts