Buddhist altar cover (uchishiki)

Japanese
Edo period
19th century


Object Place: Japan

Dimensions

132 x 133 cm (51 15/16 x 52 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

21.237

Medium or Technique

Silk twill-weave 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 cover (uchishiki) with design of flowers and leaves on meandering stems in pink, orange, yellow, blue, green, black and white silk and gilt paper strip discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts on a green twill-weave silk ground; lined with natural plain-weave hemp.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection