Buddhist altar cloth (uchishiki)

Japanese
Meiji era
late 19th or early 20th century


Dimensions

Height x width: 25 1/2 x 24 in. (64.7 x 61 cm)

Accession Number

RES.34.75

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

Buddhist altar cloth (uchishiki) with design of flowers and Buddhist symbols in green, light and dark blue, reddish-orange and violet silk and gilt paper strip discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts on a twill-weave ground in light brown silk wefts and gold warps; lined with orange plain-weave silk.

Provenance

Gift of Marshall H. Gould to the MFA in 1934

Credit Line

Gift of Marshall H. Gould