Buddhist altar cloth (uchishiki)

Japanese
mid-19th century


Object Place: Japan

Dimensions

67.7 x 67.5 cm (26 5/8 x 26 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

RES.50.10

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 repeating floral medallions and flower sprays in reddish-orange, light and dark green, blue, yellow and white silk and gilt paper strip discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts on a dark brown silk satin ground; unlined.

Provenance

Transferred from Asiatic Dept. to Textiles.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Bliss Knapp