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Buddhist altar cloth (uchishiki)

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Buddhist altar cloth (uchishiki) with overall repeating pattern of lotus and scrolling leaves in gilt paper strip discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts on a reddish-orange twill-weave silk ground; in one corner is a sixteen-petal chrysanthemum in white and yellow silk outlined in purple...

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Provenance

Gift of Mrs. Bliss Knapp to the MFA on March 9, 1950

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Bliss Knapp

Japanese, Edo period, mid-19th century

Object Place

Japan

Dimensions

67.7 x 67.7 cm (26 5/8 x 26 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

50.308

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles