Buddhist altar cloth (uchishiki)

Japanese
Edo period
19th century


Object Place: Japan

Dimensions

80 x 65 cm (31 1/2 x 25 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

17.643

Medium or Technique

Silk satin-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 rows of peony roundels in gilt paper strip discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts o a dark green satin ground; lined with plain-weave hemp or linen with partial crest (mon) stenciled on in black.

Provenance

Transferred from the Asiatic Dept. to Textiles.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection