Buddhist altar cloth (uchishiki)

Japanese
Edo period
19th century


Object Place: Japan

Dimensions

88 x 43.5 cm (34 5/8 x 17 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

85.38

Medium or Technique

Silk twill-weave ground with 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

Trinangular-shaped altar cloth with design of dragon roundels, flowers and Seven Treasures pattern (shippô-tsunagi) in light blue, purple and white silk and silver paper strip discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts on a green silk twill-weave ground; lined with glazed cotton.

Provenance

Gift of Charles Henry Parker, from the Estate of Alfred Greenough, to the MFA on April 9, 1885

Credit Line

Alfred Greenough Collection