Buddhist altar cloth (uchishiki)

Japanese
Edo period
early 19th century


Object Place: Japan

Dimensions

88 x 85 cm (34 5/8 x 33 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

15.805

Medium or Technique

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

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Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Buddhist altar cloth (uchishiki) with design of rows of chrysanthemums, rows of butterflies and rows of peonies in blue, green, yellow, red and white silk and gilt paper strip discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts a dark blue silk satin ground; pieced; lined with plain-weave hemp or linen with inscription hand-painted in ink.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection