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Buddhist altar cloth (uchishiki)

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Buddhist altar cloth (uchishiki) with design of alternating rows of peonies and chyrsanthemums in gilt paper strip discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts on a reddish-orange twill-weave silk ground; lined with plain-weave hemp or linen with inscription hand-painted in ink.

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Provenance

Denman Waldo Ross Collection; Gift from Denman Waldo Ross to the MFA on April 21, 1910

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Japanese, Edo period, 19th century

Object Place

Japan

Dimensions

179 x 170.5 cm (70 1/2 x 67 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

10.116

Medium or Technique

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

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Textiles and Fashion Arts

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Textiles