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Buddhist altar cover (uchishiki)

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Buddhist altar cover (uchishiki) with design of flowers and leaves on meandering stems in pink, orange, yellow, blue, green, black and white silk and gilt paper strip discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts on a green twill-weave silk ground; lined with natural plain-weave hemp.

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, 19th century

Object Place

Japan

Dimensions

132 x 133 cm (51 15/16 x 52 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

21.237

Medium or Technique

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

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