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Buddhist altar cloth (uchishiki)

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Traingular-shaped Buddhist altar cloth (uchishiki) with design of floral arabesque in gilt paper strip discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts on a dark blue twill-weave silk ground; lined with plain-weave glazed cotton.

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

62.5 x 31 cm (24 5/8 x 12 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

85.40

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles