Fragment of Buddhist textile (uchishiki)

Altar cloth

Japanese
late Edo period
19th century


Object Place: Japan

Dimensions

Overall: 75.5 x 54 cm (29 3/4 x 21 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

00.678

Medium or Technique

Silk, gilt paper, natural dyes; 4/1 satin weave, discontinuous supplementary weft patterning

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Fragment of Buddhist altar cloth (ushishiki) of indigo blue silk ground with alternating rows of orange, green and white peonies accented by flat gold-leafed paper thread and connected by floral arabesques worked in flat gold-leafed paper thread. “Kinran” is the general term for Japanese fabrics woven with supplementary gold thread

Provenance

Denman Waldo Ross Collection; Gift from Denman Waldo Ross to the MFA, 1900

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection