Uchishiki (Altar Cloth)

A work made of silk and gold-leaf-over lacquered-paper strip, warp-float faced 4:1 ‘z’ twill  weave with weft-float faced 1:2 ‘z’ twill interlacings of secondary binding warps and supplementary patterning wefts; lining: cotton, plain weave.
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  • A work made of silk and gold-leaf-over lacquered-paper strip, warp-float faced 4:1 ‘z’ twill  weave with weft-float faced 1:2 ‘z’ twill interlacings of secondary binding warps and supplementary patterning wefts; lining: cotton, plain weave.

Date:

Edo period (1615–1868), 1750/1800

Artist:

Japan

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Title

Uchishiki (Altar Cloth)

Origin

Japan

Date

1750–1800

Medium

Silk and gold-leaf-over lacquered-paper strip, warp-float faced 4:1 ‘Z’ twill weave with weft-float faced 1:2 ‘Z’ twill interlacings of secondary binding warps and supplementary patterning wefts; lining: cotton, plain weave

Dimensions

66.2 x 68.4 cm (26 1/8 x 27 in.) Weft repeat: 16.8 cm (6 5/8 in.)

Credit Line

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

Reference Number

2004.1059

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