Buddhist altar cloth (uchishiki)

Japanese
Edo period
19th century


Object Place: Japan

Dimensions

66 x 67 cm (26 x 26 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

17.640

Medium or Technique

Silk twill-weave 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 dragon amidst auspicious clouds in silk and gilt paper strip discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts on a dark blue twill-weave silk satin ground; lined with paper with inscription hand-painted in ink.

Inscription

Inscription

Provenance

Denman Waldo Ross Collection; Gift from Denman Waldo Ross to the MFA on February 15, 1917

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection