Buddhist altar cloth (uchishiki) with design of checkerboard of gold squares with green bamboo alternating with reddish-orange squares with star crest (hoshi) surrounded by chrysanthemums and Myriad Treasures in blue, green, orange, black and white.
William Sturgis Bigelow Collection; gift of William Sturgis Bigelow to the MFA on March 3, 1921
William Sturgis Bigelow Collection
Japanese, Edo period, 19th century
68.9 x 73.0 cm (27 1/8 x 28 3/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Silk twill-weave ground with silk discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts and gilt paper strip discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts tied down with supplementary warps in twill-weave (karaori)