Buddhist altar cloth (uchishiki)

Japanese
Edo period
18th or 19th century


Object Place: Japan

Dimensions

61 x 60 cm (24 x 23 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

43.792

Medium or Technique

Silk, gilt paper strips; plain-weave ground with supplementary weft patterning (kinran)

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Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Buddhist altar cloth (uchishiki) with design of rows of chrysanthemums in green, blue, pink, yellow, gold and orange silk and gilt paper strip supplementary weft patterning on a plain-weave silk ground.

Provenance

Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection; gift of Elizabeth Day McCormick to the MFA on October 14, 1943

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection