Buddhist altar cloth (uchishiki)

Japanese
late Edo period
19th century


Object Place: Japan

Accession Number

24.89

Medium or Technique

Silk, gilt paper strips; center: satin-weave ground with supplementary weft patterning (kinran); border: plain-weave ground with supplementary weft patterning

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Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Buddhist altar cloth (uchishiki) with central design of temple gongs (chôban) and linked hexagon lattice (kikko-mon pattern) in gilt paper strip supplementary weft patterning on a black silk satin ground and a four-sided border with design of folding fans decorated with flowers, Chinese characters and linked hexagon and squares (shokkô pattern) in green and gold silk supplementary weft patterning on a blue plain-weave silk ground; black plain-weave hemp (?) backing.

Provenance

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection; gift of William Sturgis Bigelow to the MFA on February 7, 1924

Credit Line

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection