Buddhist altar cloth (uchishiki)

Japanese
Edo period
19th century


Object Place: Japan

Dimensions

62 x 31.5 cm (24 7/16 x 12 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

85.41

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

Triangular-shaped Buddhist altar cloth (uchishiki) with design of dragon roundels, paulownia roundels, Seven Treasures motif (shippô) over a diamond-lattice pattern in gilt paper strip discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts on reddish-orange 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