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Fragment of Buddhist textile (uchishiki)

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Fragment of Buddhist altar cloth (ushishiki) of indigo blue silk ground with alternating rows of orange, green and white peonies accented by flat gold-leafed paper thread and connected by floral arabesques worked in flat gold-leafed paper thread. "Kinran" is the general term for Japanese...

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Denman Waldo Ross Collection; Gift from Denman Waldo Ross to the MFA, 1900

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Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Altar cloth

Japanese, late Edo period, 19th century

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Overall: 75.5 x 54 cm (29 3/4 x 21 1/4 in.)

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Silk, gilt paper, natural dyes; 4/1 satin weave, discontinuous supplementary weft patterning


Textiles and Fashion Arts