Buddhist altar cloth (uchishiki)

Japanese
Edo period
18th or 19th century


Object Place: Japan

Dimensions

127 x 131 cm (50 x 51 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.222

Medium or Technique

Silk satin-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 phoenix and paulownia in pale green, pink, yellow, white, blue and black silk and a silver paper strip discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts on a reddish-orange silk satin ground; lined with a reddish-orange silk with a scrolling peony design in gilt paper strip discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts.

Provenance

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection; gift of William Sturgis Bigelow to the MFA on March 3, 1921

Credit Line

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection