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Buddhist altar cover (uchishiki)

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Buddhist altar cloth (uchishiki) made of three lengths stitched together with design of ship's sails, waves and leaves in gilt paper strip discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts on a green silk twill ground; plain-weave bast fiber (hemp?) backing.

Provenance

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection; gift of William Sturgis Bigelow to the MFA on March 3, 1921

Credit Line

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection

Japanese, Edo period, first half 19th century

Object Place

Japan

Dimensions

180.3 x 179.7 cm (71 x 70 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

21.230

Medium or Technique

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

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