Buddhist altar cloth (uchishiki)

Japanese
Edo period
18th or 19th century


Object Place: Japan

Dimensions

Height x width: 53 15/16 x 50 in. (137 x 127 cm)

Accession Number

21.228

Medium or Technique

Silk twill-weave ground with silk and gilt paper strip 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 alternating rows of chrysanthemum and other floral motif in pink, white, light and dark green, light and dark blue, reddish-orange silk and gilt paper strip discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts on a dark blue twill-weave silk ground; lined with plain-weave hemp.

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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