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Buddhist altar cloth (uchishiki)

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Buddhist altar cloth (uchishiki) in light brown silk twill with design of lotus flowers, leaves and stems in gilt paper strip discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts; lined with white plain-weave hemp or linen.

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 64 cm (25 9/16 x 25 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

15.272

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