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Buddhist altar cloth (uchishiki)

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Buddhist altar cloth (uchishiki) with design of floral medallions in blue, pink, purple, green, yellow, orange and white silk on a ground with serpentine lines (tatewaku pattern) enclosing cloud motifs in purple and gilt paper strip discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts; lined with pink...

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Provenance

Gift of Mrs. Bliss Knapp to the MFA in1950

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Bliss Knapp

Japanese, Edo period, 19th century

Object Place

Japan

Dimensions

95.9 x 108.5 cm (37 3/4 x 42 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

RES.50.19

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles