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Uchishiki (Altar Cloth)

A work made of silk, cotton and gold-leaf-over-lacquered-paper strip, warp-float faced 3:1 'z' twill weave with plain interlacings of secondary binding warps and supplementary patterning wefts.
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  • A work made of silk, cotton and gold-leaf-over-lacquered-paper strip, warp-float faced 3:1 'z' twill weave with plain interlacings of secondary binding warps and supplementary patterning wefts.

Date:

late Edo period (1789–1868), 1801/25

Artist:

Japan

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Title

Uchishiki (Altar Cloth)

Origin

Japan

Date

Made 1801–1825

Medium

Silk, cotton and gold-leaf-over-lacquered-paper strip, warp-float faced 3:1 'Z' twill weave with plain interlacings of secondary binding warps and supplementary patterning wefts

Dimensions

67.9 × 57.7 cm (26 3/4 × 22 3/4 in.) Repeat: 30.7 × 19.3 cm (12 1/8 × 7 5/8 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Helen C. Gunsaulus

Reference Number

2002.185

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