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Buddhist altar cloth (uchishiki)

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Buddhist altar cloth (uchishiki) with design of phoenix and scattered chrysanthemums and peonies in pink, purple, blue, green, red, black and white silk discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts on a gold twill-weave silk ground with overall pattern of Chinese floral motifs (karahana) in gilt...

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William Sturgis Bigelow Collection; Gift of William Sturgis Bigelow to the MFA in 1924

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William Sturgis Bigelow Collection

Japanese, Edo Period, 19th century

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Height x width: 26 1/4 x 26 3/8 in. (66.7 x 67 cm)

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


Textiles and Fashion Arts