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Buddhist altar cloth (uchishiki)

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Buddhist altar cloth (uchishiki) with green satin ground and design of peonies and chrysanthemums is gilt paper strip discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts; white plain-weave cotton or hemp lining 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 the MFA on February 4, 1915

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Walter Scott Fitz

Japanese, Edo period, 17th century

Object Place

Japan

Dimensions

93.7 x 96.5 cm (36 7/8 x 38 in.)

Accession Number

15.276

Medium or Technique

Silk lampas, gilt paper strip discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts tied down with supplementary warps in twill-weave (kinran)

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles