Buddhist altar cloth (uchishiki)

Japanese
Edo period
first half of 19th century


Object Place: Japan

Dimensions

166.5 x 173 cm (65 9/16 x 68 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

50.302

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

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Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Buddhist altar cloth (uchishiki) with design of peonies, Chinese lion dogs and auspicious clouds in light green, light blue, tan and pink silk and gilt paper strip discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts on a reddish-orange silk satin ground; lined with pale gold silk damask with floral and fretwork pattern.

Provenance

Transferred from Asiatic Dept. to Textiles.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Bliss Knapp