Buddhist altar cover (uchishiki)

Japanese
Edo period
19th century


Object Place: Japan

Dimensions

89 x 88 cm (35 1/16 x 34 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

21.239

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

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Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Buddhist altar cover (uchishiki) with design of large flowers and leaves in orange, green, blue, pink, and gold silk and gilt paper stripdiscontinuous supplementary patterning wefts on a dark blue twill-weave silk ground; lined with natural plain-weave hemp or linen with inscription hand-painted in ink.

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Provenance

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

Credit Line

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection