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Buddhist altar cloth (uchishiki)

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Buddhist altar cloth with design of dragons in gilt paper strip discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts on a blue silk damask ground with woven cloud pattern; lined with natural plain-weave (basket-variation) hemp or linen with design of central diamond motif printed in brown, blue and...

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Provenance

Denman Waldo Ross Collection; gift of Denman Waldo Ross to the MFA on May 26, 1903

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Japanese, Edo period, 19th century

Object Place

Japan

Dimensions

Height x width: 74 x 53 1/8 in. (188 x 135 cm)

Accession Number

03.1045

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles