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Japanese Antique Textile Silk Buddhist Altar Cloth Checker Pattern

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Directory: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Textiles: Pre 1900: Item # 1394301

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Denenchofu, Otaku
Tokyo, Japan 145-0071

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Buddhist altar cloth made of navy blue silk satin with checker pattern. The wefts are threads made of very thin strips of handmade paper pasted with silver foil. The original silver color changed from aging. The lining is made of hand-spun cotton in the upper part and hand-plied hemp in the lower part. Generally in good condition but has some wear and moth bites. The second half of the 19th century. 146cm x 65cm