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Buddhist altar cloth (uchishiki)

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Buddhist altar cloth (uchishiki) with design of repeating lotus flowers and scrolling leaves in gilt paper strip discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts on a reddish-orange satin ground; lined with plain-weave hemp or linen with inscription hand-painted in ink.

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Provenance

Purchased by the donor of Shojiro Nomura; gift of Mrs. Walter Scott Fitz to MFA on February 4, 1915

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Walter Scott Fitz

Japanese, Edo period, 18th century

Object Place

Japan

Dimensions

65 x 66 cm (25 9/16 x 26 in.)

Accession Number

15.257

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles