Buddhist altar cloth (uchishiki)

Japanese
19th century


Object Place: Japan

Dimensions

158.7 x 96.6 cm (62 1/2 x 38 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

RES.45.70

Medium or Technique

Silk satin-weave ground with silk and gilt paper strip discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts tied down with supplementary warps in twill-weave; pieced

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Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Buddhist altar cloth (uchishiki) with overall repeating design of small snowflake (yukiwa) arabesque in white silk, accented in green and red silk and gilt paper strip discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts on a light blue silk satin ground; lined with plain-weave reddish-orange silk; constructed of six lengths stitched together.

Provenance

Gift of Mrs. Julia Arthur Cheney to the MFA in 1945

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Julia Arthur Cheney