Buddhist altar cloth (uchishiki)

Japanese
Edo period
early 19th century


Object Place: Japan

Dimensions

70 x 48.5 cm (27 9/16 x 19 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

02.338

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

Triangular-shaped Buddhist altar cloth (uchishiki) with design of peonies in pink, green, yellow and black silk discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts over a lattice-work pattern (kagome) in gilt paper strip discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts on a reddish-orange twill-weave silk ground; unlined.

Calligraphic inscription on back hand-painted in sumi: “Offered by Yasui, 1820, in memory of (woman’s name) died 1808, and (man’s name) died in 1788.”

Provenance

Denman Waldo Ross Collection; gift of Denman Waldo Ross to the MFA on October 6, 1902

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection