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Buddhist altar cloth (uchishiki) or gift cover (fukusa)

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Altar cloth or gift cover with design of phoenix and paulownia in polycrhome silk and gilt paper strip discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts on a reddish-orange twill-weave silk ground; unlined.

Provenance

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection; Gift of William Sturgis Bigelow to the MFA,

Credit Line

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection

Japanese, Edo or Meiji era, 19th century

Object Place

Japan

Accession Number

RES.24.8

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles