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Buddhist altar cloth (uchishiki)

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Buddhist altar cloth (uchishiki) with design of alternating rows of dragons roundels and auspicious clouds in gilt paper strip discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts on a reddish-orange twill-weave silk ground; lined with plain-weave hemp or linen.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Walter Scott Fitz

Japanese, Edo period, 18th century

Object Place

Japan

Dimensions

116 x 116 cm (45 11/16 x 45 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

15.269

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles