Buddhist altar cloth (uchishiki)

Japanese
Edo period
late 18th or early 19th century


Object Place: Japan

Dimensions

Height x width: 20 3/4 x 20 3/8 in. (52.7 x 51.8 cm)

Accession Number

17.645

Medium or Technique

Silk, gilt paper strips; satin-weave ground with supplementary weft patterning

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Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Buddhist altar cloth (uchishiki) with design of peonies and clouds in pink, blue, green, orange, gold and black silk and metallic gold supplementary weft patterning on a green silk satin ground. There is a pink plain-weave silk backing.

Provenance

Denman Waldo Ross Collection; gift of Denman Waldo Ross to the MFA on February 15, 1917

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection