Buddhist altar cover (uchishiki)

Japanese
Edo period
first half 19th century


Object Place: Japan

Dimensions

180.3 x 179.7 cm (71 x 70 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

21.230

Medium or Technique

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

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Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Buddhist altar cloth (uchishiki) made of three lengths stitched together with design of ship’s sails, waves and leaves in gilt paper strip discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts on a green silk twill ground; plain-weave bast fiber (hemp?) backing.

Provenance

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection; gift of William Sturgis Bigelow to the MFA on March 3, 1921

Credit Line

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection