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Buddhist altar cloth (uchishiki)

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Buddhist altar cloth (uchishiki) with design of rows of peony roundels in gilt paper strip discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts o a dark green satin ground; lined with plain-weave hemp or linen with partial crest (mon) stenciled on in black.

Provenance

Transferred from the Asiatic Dept. to Textiles.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Japanese, Edo period, 19th century

Object Place

Japan

Dimensions

80 x 65 cm (31 1/2 x 25 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

17.643

Medium or Technique

Silk satin-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