Buddhist altar cloth (uchishiki)

Japanese
Edo period
18th or 19th century


Object Place: Japan

Dimensions

Height x width: 67 1/2 x 66 1/2 in. (171.5 x 168.9 cm)

Accession Number

21.231

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 repeating peony arabesques in reddish-orange silk and gilt paper strip discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts on a black twill-weave silk ground; lined with white plain-weave silk.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection