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Uchishiki (Altar Cloth)

A work made of silk and gold-leaf-over-lacquered-paper strip warp-float faced 5:1 ‘z’ twill weave with weft-float faced 1:2 ‘z’ twill interlacings of secondary binding warps and supplementary patterning wefts.

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  • A work made of silk and gold-leaf-over-lacquered-paper strip warp-float faced 5:1 ‘z’ twill weave with weft-float faced 1:2 ‘z’ twill interlacings of secondary binding warps and supplementary patterning wefts.

Date:

1900/20, Meiji period (1868–1912)/ Taishô period (1912–1926)

Artist:

Japan

About this artwork

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Textiles

Title

Uchishiki (Altar Cloth)

Place

Japan (Object made in)

Date  Dates are not always precisely known, but the Art Institute strives to present this information as consistently and legibly as possible. Dates may be represented as a range that spans decades, centuries, dynasties, or periods and may include qualifiers such as c. (circa) or BCE.

Made 1900–1920

Medium

Silk and gold-leaf-over-lacquered-paper strip warp-float faced 5:1 ‘z’ twill weave with weft-float faced 1:2 ‘z’ twill interlacings of secondary binding warps and supplementary patterning wefts

Dimensions

57.2 × 52 cm (22 1/2 × 20 1/2 in.)

Credit Line

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

Reference Number

2004.1064

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