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Buddhist altar cloth (uchishiki)

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Triangular-shaped altar cloth (uchishiki) with design of dragon, with glass eye, and clouds in reddish-orange, blue, green, pink and white silk embroidery and gold metallic thread couching on a plain-weave ramie ground; white plain-weave silk backing.

Provenance

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection; gift of William Sturgis Bigelow to the MFA

Credit Line

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection

Japanese, Edo period, 18th or 19th century

Object Place

Japan

Dimensions

64 x 66 cm (25 3/16 x 26 in.)

Accession Number

RES.24.15

Medium or Technique

Silk, bast fiber (hemp?), gold metallic thread; plain-weave ground, embroidered (shishû), couched (koma-nui)

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles