Buddhist altar cloth (uchishiki)

Japanese
Edo period
18th or 19th century


Object Place: Japan

Dimensions

166 x 166 cm (65 3/8 x 65 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

21.234

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 grid work surrounding stylized peony roundels in pink, light blue, light green, black and white silk discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts outlined with gilt paper strip discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts on a reddish-orange satin ground.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection