Buddhist altar cloth (uchishiki)

Japanese
late Edo or early Meiji era
18th or 19th century


Object Place: Japan

Dimensions

Height x width: 90 15/16 x 93 11/16 in. (231 x 238 cm)

Accession Number

21.235

Medium or Technique

Silk twill-weave 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 alternating rows of dragon and floral motifs surrounded by stylized clouds in blue, pink, reddish-orange and white silk and gilt paper strip discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts on a silk ground.

Provenance

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection; gift of William Sturgis Bigelow to the MFA in 1921

Credit Line

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection