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Buddhist altar cloth (uchishiki)

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Triangular-shaped Buddhist altar cloth (uchishiki) with design of peonies in pink, green, yellow and black silk discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts over a lattice-work pattern (kagome) in gilt paper strip discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts on a reddish-orange twill-weave silk...

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Denman Waldo Ross Collection; gift of Denman Waldo Ross to the MFA on October 6, 1902

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Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Japanese, Edo period, early 19th century

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70 x 48.5 cm (27 9/16 x 19 1/8 in.)

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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