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Buddhist altar cloth (uchishiki)

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Buddhist altar cloth (uchishiki) with design on one side, divided diagonally, of paulownia and chrysanthemum motifs and arabesque with auspicious clouds in gilt paper strip discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts on a reddish-orange silk ground; the other side is plain.

Provenance

Denman Waldo Ross Collection; Gift from Denman Waldo Ross to the MFA, February 18, 1899

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Japanese, Edo period, 18th or early 19th century

Object Place

Japan

Dimensions

Overall: 67 x 54 cm (26 3/8 x 21 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

99.154

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