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Buddhist altar cloth (uchishiki)

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Triangular-shaped Buddhist altar cloth (uchishiki) with design of linked dragon roundels in gilt paper strip discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts on a twill-weave silk ground of brown and blue.

Provenance

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

Japan

Dimensions

63 x 33 cm (24 13/16 x 13 in.)

Accession Number

85.39

Medium or Technique

Silk twill-weave with gilt paper strip discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts tied down with supplementary warps in twill-weave

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles