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Buddhist altar cloth (uchishiki)

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Buddhist altar cloth (uchishiki) with design of rows of chrysanthemums in green, blue, pink, yellow, gold and orange silk and gilt paper strip supplementary weft patterning on a plain-weave silk ground.

Provenance

Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection; gift of Elizabeth Day McCormick to the MFA on October 14, 1943

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection

Japanese, Edo period, 18th or 19th century

Object Place

Japan

Dimensions

61 x 60 cm (24 x 23 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

43.792

Medium or Technique

Silk, gilt paper strips; plain-weave ground with supplementary weft patterning (kinran)

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles