Buddhist altar cloth (uchishiki)

Japanese
Edo period
early 19th century


Object Place: China

Dimensions

134.0 x 134.6 cm (52 3/4 x 53 in.)

Accession Number

02.475

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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Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Buddhist altar cloth (uchishiki) with design of alternating chrysanthemum roundels in reddish-orange silk and leaf roundels in white and pink silk outlined in gilt paper strip discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts on a dark blue silk satin ground; lined with plain-weave hemp or linen.

Inscription on back indicates donation in 1805

Provenance

Denman Waldo Ross Collection; gift of Denman Waldo Ross to the MFA on October 6, 1902

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection