Buddhist altar cloth (uchishiki)

Japanese
Edo period
18th or 19th century


Object Place: Japan

Dimensions

Height x width: 64 9/16 x 64 15/16 in. (164 x 165 cm)

Accession Number

21.233

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 dragon roundels and auspicious clouds in pink, blue, green, black and gold silk and silver gilt strip discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts on a reddish-orange twill-weave silk ground; lined with plain-weave hemp.

Provenance

Transferred from the Asiatic Dept. to Textiles.

Credit Line

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection