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Buddhist altar cloth (uchishiki)

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Buddhist altar cloth (uchishiki) with design of alternating chrysanthemum roundels in reddish-orange silk and leaf roundels in white and pink silk outlined in gilt paper strip discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts on a dark blue silk satin ground; lined with plain-weave hemp or linen. ...

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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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134.0 x 134.6 cm (52 3/4 x 53 in.)

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


Textiles and Fashion Arts