Uchishiki (Altar Cloth)

A work made of silk and gold-leaf-over-lacquered-paper, warp-float faced 4:1 satin weave with weft-float faced 1:2 ‘z’ twill interlacings of secondary binding warps and supplementary patterning wefts
lining: bast fiber, plain weave; inscribed with india ink (sumi).
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  • A work made of silk and gold-leaf-over-lacquered-paper, warp-float faced 4:1 satin weave with weft-float faced 1:2 ‘z’ twill interlacings of secondary binding warps and supplementary patterning wefts
lining: bast fiber, plain weave; inscribed with india ink (sumi).

Date:

late Edo period (1789–1868), 1797

Artist:

Japan

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Title

Uchishiki (Altar Cloth)

Origin

Japan

Date

1797

Medium

Silk and gold-leaf-over-lacquered-paper, warp-float faced 4:1 satin weave with weft-float faced 1:2 ‘z’ twill interlacings of secondary binding warps and supplementary patterning wefts Lining: Bast fiber, plain weave; inscribed with India ink (sumi)

Dimensions

67cm x 67.3 cm (26 3/8 x 26 1/2 in.)

Credit Line

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

Reference Number

2004.1061

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