Buddhist altar cloth (uchishiki) with design of Myriad Treasures in pink, purple, blue, green, yellow and white silk and gilt paper strip discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts on a reddish-orange satin-weave silk ground; lined with plain-weave hemp or linen.
William Sturgis Bigelow Collection; gift of William Sturgis Bigelow to the MFA on March 3, 1921
William Sturgis Bigelow Collection
Japanese, Edo period, 18th or 19th century
Height x width: 26 5/8 x 26 3/8 in. (67.6 x 67 cm)
Medium or Technique
Silk satin-weave with silk and gilt paper strip discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts tied down with supplementary warps in twill-weave