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Buddhist altar cloth (uchishiki)

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Buddhist altar cloth (uchishiki) with design of fans, fruit, flowers and bamboo in white, yellow and black on a reddish-orange silk crepe ground, created by stencil and tie-dye techniques, and embroidered with reddish-orange and green silk and gold-wrapped thread; made from Genroku era (early 18th...

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Denman Waldo Ross Collection; gift of Denman Waldo Ross to the MFA on April 1, 1915

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Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Japanese, Edo period, 18th century

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142 x 150 cm (55 7/8 x 59 1/16 in.)

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Silk plain-weave crepe (chirimen) ground, stencil resist-dyed (suri-hita) and stitch resist-dyed (nui-shibori), embroidered with silk (shishû) and couched with gold-wrapped thread (koma-nui)


Textiles and Fashion Arts