Buddhist altar cloth (uchishiki)

Japanese
Edo period
19th century


Object Place: Japan

Dimensions

164 x 152 cm (64 9/16 x 59 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.232

Medium or Technique

Silk satin-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 chrysanthemums in pink, yellow and green silk and silver gilt paper strip discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts enclosed in a floral grid work in white and silver gilt paper strip discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts on a reddish-orange twill-weave silk ground; lined with plain-weave hemp.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection