Buddhist altar cloth (uchishiki)

Japanese
Edo period
19th century


Object Place: Japan

Dimensions

68.9 x 73.0 cm (27 1/8 x 28 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

21.224

Medium or Technique

Silk twill-weave ground with silk discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts and gilt paper strip discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts tied down with supplementary warps in twill-weave (karaori)

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Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Buddhist altar cloth (uchishiki) with design of checkerboard of gold squares with green bamboo alternating with reddish-orange squares with star crest (hoshi) surrounded by chrysanthemums and Myriad Treasures in blue, green, orange, black and white.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection