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Uchishiki (Altar Cloth)

A work made of silk, gold-leaf-over-lacquered-paper strip, warp-float faced 2:1 ‘z’ twill weave with weft-float faced 1:2 ‘z’ twill interlacings of secondary binding warps and supplementary patterning wefts; appliquéd with silk, plain weave; glazed; backed with paper; embroidered with silk-wrapped cotton cord in laidwork and couching.
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  • A work made of silk, gold-leaf-over-lacquered-paper strip, warp-float faced 2:1 ‘z’ twill weave with weft-float faced 1:2 ‘z’ twill interlacings of secondary binding warps and supplementary patterning wefts; appliquéd with silk, plain weave; glazed; backed with paper; embroidered with silk-wrapped cotton cord in laidwork and couching.

Date:

late Edo period (1789–1868), 1750/1800

Artist:

Japan

About this artwork

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Textiles

Title

Uchishiki (Altar Cloth)

Place

Japan (Object made in)

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Made 1750–1800

Medium

Silk, gold-leaf-over-lacquered-paper strip, warp-float faced 2:1 ‘Z’ twill weave with weft-float faced 1:2 ‘Z’ twill interlacings of secondary binding warps and supplementary patterning wefts; appliquéd with silk, plain weave; glazed; backed with paper; embroidered with silk-wrapped cotton cord in laidwork and couching

Dimensions

79 × 157.5 cm (31 1/8 × 63 1/8 in.); Repeat: 9.2 × 6.5 cm (3 5/8 × 2 1/2 in.)

Credit Line

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

Reference Number

2004.1058

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