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Buddhist altar cloth (uchishiki)

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Buddhist altar cloth (uchishiki) with diagonal pattern of bamboo stems and dragons in gilt paper strip discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts on a reddish-orange twill-weave silk ground; lined with plain-weave hemp or linen.

Provenance

Denman Waldo Ross Collection; gift of Denman Waldo Ross to the MFA on February 15, 1917

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Japanese, Edo period, 18th or 19th century

Object Place

Japan

Dimensions

188 x 124.5 cm (74 x 49 in.)

Accession Number

17.620

Medium or Technique

Silk twill-weave ground with gilt paper strip discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts (kinran)

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles