Buddhist altar cloth (uchishiki)

Japanese
Edo period
19th century


Object Place: Japan

Dimensions

214 x 153 cm (84 1/4 x 60 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

21.252

Medium or Technique

Silk twill-weave ground with silk discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts

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Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Buddhist altar cloth (uchishiki) made of five lengths stitched together with woven design of chrysanthemums over a small hexagonal lattice in reddish-orange silk; reddish-orange twisted silk cord inserted through casing along one edge; reddish-orange plain-weave silk backing.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection