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Buddhist altar cloth (uchishiki)

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Buddhist altar cloth (uchishiki) with overall repeating design of small snowflake (yukiwa) arabesque in white silk, accented in green and red silk and gilt paper strip discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts on a light blue silk satin ground; lined with plain-weave reddish-orange silk;...

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Provenance

Gift of Mrs. Julia Arthur Cheney to the MFA in 1945

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Julia Arthur Cheney

Japanese, 19th century

Object Place

Japan

Dimensions

158.7 x 96.6 cm (62 1/2 x 38 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

RES.45.70

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; pieced

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles