Buddhist altar cloth (uchishiki)
first half of 19th century
Object Place: Japan
166.5 x 173 cm (65 9/16 x 68 1/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Silk satin-weave ground with silk and gilt paper strip discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts tied down with supplementary warps in twill-weave
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Buddhist altar cloth (uchishiki) with design of peonies, Chinese lion dogs and auspicious clouds in light green, light blue, tan and pink silk and gilt paper strip discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts on a reddish-orange silk satin ground; lined with pale gold silk damask with floral and fretwork pattern.
Transferred from Asiatic Dept. to Textiles.
Gift of Mrs. Bliss Knapp