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Buddhist altar cloth (uchishiki)

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Buddhist altar cloth (uchishiki) made of several pieces stitched together with design of peony blossoms (botan) and leaves over undulating vertical bands (tatewaku) in blue, green, yellow, orange and white silk discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts on a blue twill-weave silk ground;...

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Provenance

The 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, 19th century, from 17th century fabric

Object Place

Japan

Dimensions

175 x 236 cm (68 7/8 x 92 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

43.795

Medium or Technique

Silk twill-weave ground with discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts tied down with supplementary warps in twill-weave, pieced

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles