Buddhist altar cloth (uchishiki)

Japanese
Edo period
18th or 19th century


Object Place: Japan

Dimensions

Height x width: 52 1/4 x 52 1/2 in. (132.7 x 133.4 cm)

Accession Number

21.226

Medium or Technique

Silk twill-weave ground with silk discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts tied down with supplementary warps in twill-weave, pieced

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Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Buddhist altar cloth (uchishiki) with design of repeating pattern of auspicious Buddhist symbols in green, black and yellow silk discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts on a reddish-orange silk twill-weave ground.

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Provenance

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

Credit Line

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection