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Buddhist altar cloth (uchishiki)

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Buddhist altar cloth (uchishiki) with design of dragon roundels and auspicious clouds in gilt paper strip discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts on a reddish-orange twill-weave silk ground; lined with natural plain-weave hemp.

Provenance

Lent by Denman W. Ross, October 27, 1913. Transferred from the Department of Asiatic Art

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Japanese, Edo period, 18th or 19th century

Object Place

Japan

Dimensions

67 x 67 cm (26 3/8 x 26 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

17.638

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