Buddhist altar cloth (uchishiki)

Japanese
Edo period
18th century


Object Place: Japan

Dimensions

65 x 66 cm (25 9/16 x 26 in.)

Accession Number

15.257

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Buddhist altar cloth (uchishiki) with design of repeating lotus flowers and scrolling leaves in gilt paper strip discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts on a reddish-orange satin ground; lined with plain-weave hemp or linen with inscription hand-painted in ink.

Inscription

Inscription

Provenance

Purchased by the donor of Shojiro Nomura; gift of Mrs. Walter Scott Fitz to MFA on February 4, 1915

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Walter Scott Fitz