Buddhist altar cloth (uchishiki)

Japanese
Edo period
19th century


Object Place: Japan

Dimensions

88 x 43 cm (34 5/8 x 16 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

85.35

Medium or Technique

Silk twill-weave ground with silk 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

Triangular shaped Buddhist altar cloth (uchishiki) with design of squares, rosettes and straight lines woven with white, purple and light green silk and gilt paper strips on a salmon pink ground; lined with plain-weave glazed cotton.

Provenance

Gift of Charles Henry Parker, from the Estate of Alfred Greenough, to the MFA on April 9, 1885

Credit Line

Alfred Greenough Collection