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Buddhist altar cloth (uchishiki)

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Buddhist altar cloth (uchishiki) with design intelocking hexagons composed of floral medallions in blue, green, black and white silk and gilt paper strip discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts on a dark blue silk satin ground; lined with plain-weave hemp or linen.

Provenance

Transferred from the Asiatic Dept. to Textiles.

Credit Line

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection

Japanese, Edo period, 19th century

Object Place

Japan

Dimensions

Height x width: 27 1/2 x 27 in. (69.9 x 68.6 cm)

Accession Number

RES.24.10

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles