Buddhist altar cloth (uchishiki)

Japanese
Edo period
19th century


Object Place: Japan

Dimensions

179 x 170.5 cm (70 1/2 x 67 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

10.116

Medium or Technique

Silk twill-weave ground with gilt paper strip discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts tied down with supplementary warps in twill-weave

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Buddhist altar cloth (uchishiki) with design of alternating rows of peonies and chyrsanthemums in gilt paper strip discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts on a reddish-orange twill-weave silk ground; lined with plain-weave hemp or linen with inscription hand-painted in ink.

Inscription

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Provenance

Denman Waldo Ross Collection; Gift from Denman Waldo Ross to the MFA on April 21, 1910

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection