Buddhist altar cloth (uchishiki)

Japanese
Edo period or Meiji era
19th century


Object Place: Japan

Dimensions

108 x 104.5 cm (42 1/2 x 41 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

21.229

Medium or Technique

Silk twill-weave ground with silk and gold-wrapped thread 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 rows of yellow chrysanthemum and green and white paulownia motifs in silk and gold-wrapped thread discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts on a reddish-orange twill-weave silk ground; lined with cream silk satin.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection