Buddhist altar cloth (uchishiki)

Japanese
Edo period
19th century


Object Place: Japan

Dimensions

95.9 x 108.5 cm (37 3/4 x 42 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

RES.50.19

Medium or Technique

Silk twill-weave ground with silk discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts and gilt paper strip discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts tied down with supplementary warps in twill-weave (karaori)

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Buddhist altar cloth (uchishiki) with design of floral medallions in blue, pink, purple, green, yellow, orange and white silk on a ground with serpentine lines (tatewaku pattern) enclosing cloud motifs in purple and gilt paper strip discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts; lined with pink plain-weave silk.

Provenance

Gift of Mrs. Bliss Knapp to the MFA in1950

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Bliss Knapp