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Buddhist altar cloth (uchishiki)

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Buddhist altar cloth (uchishiki) with design of rows of chrysanthemums, rows of butterflies and rows of peonies in blue, green, yellow, red and white silk and gilt paper strip discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts a dark blue silk satin ground; pieced; lined with plain-weave hemp or linen with...

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Provenance

Denman Waldo Ross Collection; Gift from Denman Waldo Ross to the MFA,

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Japanese, Edo period, early 19th century

Object Place

Japan

Dimensions

88 x 85 cm (34 5/8 x 33 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

15.805

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles