Buddhist altar cloth (uchishiki)

Japanese
Edo period
19th century


Object Place: Japan

Dimensions

62.5 x 31 cm (24 5/8 x 12 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

85.40

Medium or Technique

Silk twill-weave ground with 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

Traingular-shaped Buddhist altar cloth (uchishiki) with design of floral arabesque in gilt paper strip discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts on a dark blue twill-weave silk 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