Buddhist altar cloth (uchishiki)

Japanese
Edo period
18th or 19th century


Object Place: Japan

Dimensions

64 x 67 cm (25 3/16 x 26 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

21.245

Medium or Technique

Silk twill-weave ground with silk discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts and gilt paper strip discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts tied down with supplementary warps in twill-weave

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Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Buddhist altar cloth (uchishiki) with design of dragon roundels, chrysanthemum and plum blossoms in blue, green, pink, purple and white silk discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts on a reddish-orange twill-weave silk ground with a wavy line pattern (takewaku) of phoenix in gilt paper strip discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection