Buddhist altar cloth (uchishiki)

Japanese
Edo period
mid-19th century


Object Place: Japan

Dimensions

67.7 x 68.9 cm (26 5/8 x 27 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

RES.50.9

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

Buddhist altar cloth with design of gridwork composed of geometric and floral motifs in red, yellow, blue, pink and white silk and gilt paper strip discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts on a green twill-weave silk ground; lined with cream silk.

Provenance

Gift of Mrs. Bliss Knapp to the MFA in 1950

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Bliss Knapp