Uchishiki (Altar Cloth)

A work made of silk and gold-leaf-over-lacquered-paper strip, slit tapestery weave (kossu); backed with silk, plain weave, creped wefts; tassels: painted and plied.
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  • A work made of silk and gold-leaf-over-lacquered-paper strip, slit tapestery weave (kossu); backed with silk, plain weave, creped wefts; tassels: painted and plied.

Date:

late Edo period (1789–1868), 1801/25

Artist:

Japan

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Title

Uchishiki (Altar Cloth)

Origin

Japan

Date

1801–1825

Medium

Silk and gold-leaf-over-lacquered-paper strip, slit tapestery weave (kossu); backed with silk, plain weave, creped wefts; tassels: painted and plied

Dimensions

65 x 64.7 cm (25 5/8 x 25 1/2 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Gaylord Donnelley in memory of Frances Gaylord Smith

Reference Number

1991.793

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