Buddhist altar cloth (uchishiki)

Japanese
Edo period
late 18th or early 19th century


Object Place: Japan

Dimensions

125 x 124 cm (49 3/16 x 48 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

17.639

Medium or Technique

Silk twill-weave ground 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 large floral motifs between stylized serpentine vines (tatewaku pattern) in gilt paper strip discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts on a reddish-orange twill-weave silk ground; lined with natural plain-weave hemp or linen with inscription hand-painted in ink.

Inscription

Inscription

Provenance

Lent by Denman W. Ross, October 27, 1913. Denman Waldo Ross Collection; Gift from Denman Waldo Ross to the MFA on February 15, 1917

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection