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Uchishiki (Altar Cloth)

A work made of silk, warp-float faced 2:1 ‘z’ twill weave, with supplementary patterning and brocading wefts; embroidered with silk and gold-leaf-on-lacquered-paper strip wrapped silk in laidwork and couching; pieced; lining: silk, plain weave.
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  • A work made of silk, warp-float faced 2:1 ‘z’ twill weave, with supplementary patterning and brocading wefts; embroidered with silk and gold-leaf-on-lacquered-paper strip wrapped silk in laidwork and couching; pieced; lining: silk, plain weave.

Date:

Meiji period (1868–1912), 1870/90

Artist:

Japan

About this artwork

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Textiles

Title

Uchishiki (Altar Cloth)

Place

Japan (Object made in)

Date

Made 1870–1890

Medium

Silk, warp-float faced 2:1 ‘Z’ twill weave, with supplementary patterning and brocading wefts; embroidered with silk and gold-leaf-on-lacquered-paper strip wrapped silk in laidwork and couching; pieced; lining: silk, plain weave

Dimensions

178.3 × 188.5 cm (70 1/4 × 64 1/4 in.); Repeat: 10.6 × 10.3 cm (4 3/16 × 4 1/16 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Ralph E. Hays in memory of Mary Van Artsdalen Hays

Reference Number

2004.1062

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