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Textiles: Large Buddhist Ritual Banners (Ban) and Dyeing Techniques

"Textiles: Large Buddhist Ritual Banners (Ban) and Dyeing Techniques"

The Gallery of Horyuji Treasures Room 6  July 20, 2021 (Tue) - August 22, 2021 (Sun)

  
Tandai Mat, With parrot design in rōkechi (wax resist) (detail), Nara period, 8th century (Important Cultural Property)

The textiles held in the collection date from the mid-7th to 8th century and consist mainly of Buddhist ritual banners (ban), table mats (joku), and robes or other clothing worn by monks. The textiles also include fragments whose original uses are unknown, including rare ancient textiles, such as warp-faced compound weaves, tapestries, warp ikat fragments, complex gauze (ra), and plain- and twill- weave silks.

Commentary Sheet (PDF)

Major Work(s) on Exhibit 3 results
Designation Name Amount Creation Excavation Period Acquisition Ownership Comment
_MD_RECOMMEND Fragment of Twill-Weave "Ban" (Buddhist Ritual Banner) N-316
_MD_RECOMMEND Important Cultural Property "Tandai" Mat, With parrot design in "rōkechi" (wax resist dyeing) Nara period, 8th century N-29
_MD_RECOMMEND Fragment of Ban" (Buddhist Ritual Banner): “Banner Leg,” With diagonal crosses design in "kōkechi" (tie-dyeing) Nara period, 8th century N-319-45
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