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Buddhist altar cloth (uchishiki)

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Buddhist altar cloth with design of gridwork composed of geometric and floral motifs in red, yellow, blue, pink and white silk and gilt paper strip discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts on a green twill-weave silk ground; lined with cream silk.

Provenance

Gift of Mrs. Bliss Knapp to the MFA in 1950

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Bliss Knapp

Japanese, Edo period, mid-19th century

Object Place

Japan

Dimensions

67.7 x 68.9 cm (26 5/8 x 27 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

RES.50.9

Medium or Technique

Silk twill-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