Buddhist altar cloth (uchishiki)

Japanese
Edo period
19th century


Object Place: Japan

Dimensions

67.5 x 66.5 cm (26 9/16 x 26 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

97.172

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 four dragons and auspicious clouds in blue, reddish-orange, green and white silk and gilt paper strip discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts on a dark blue and tan twill-weave silk ground; unlined.

Provenance

Denman Waldo Ross Collection; Gift from Denman Waldo Ross to the MFA,

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection