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Buddhist altar cloth (uchishiki)

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Buddhist altar cloth (uchishiki) with design of chrysanthemum, peony, lotus leaves and and tendrils in red, blue, green, white and tan silk and gilt paper strip discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts on a green silk satin ground.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Bliss Knapp

Japanese, Edo period, about 1830

Object Place

Japan

Dimensions

85 x 187.2 cm (33 7/16 x 73 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

50.309

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

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles