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Buddhist altar cloth (uchishiki)

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Buddhist altar cloth (uchishiki) with design of large floral motifs between stylized serpentine vines (tatewaku pattern) in gilt paper strip discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts on a reddish-orange twill-weave silk ground; lined with natural plain-weave hemp or linen with inscription...

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Inscription

Inscription

Provenance

Lent by Denman W. Ross, October 27, 1913. Denman Waldo Ross Collection; Gift from Denman Waldo Ross to the MFA on February 15, 1917

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Japanese, Edo period, late 18th or early 19th century

Object Place

Japan

Dimensions

125 x 124 cm (49 3/16 x 48 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

17.639

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles