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Buddhist altar cloth (uchishiki)

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Triangular shaped Buddhist altar cloth (uchishiki) with design of squares, rosettes and straight lines woven with white, purple and light green silk and gilt paper strips on a salmon pink ground; lined with plain-weave glazed cotton.


Gift of Charles Henry Parker, from the Estate of Alfred Greenough, to the MFA on April 9, 1885

Credit Line

Alfred Greenough Collection

Japanese, Edo period, 19th century

Object Place



88 x 43 cm (34 5/8 x 16 15/16 in.)

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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


Textiles and Fashion Arts