Buddhist altar cloth (uchishiki) with design of repeating pattern of auspicious Buddhist symbols in green, black and yellow silk discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts on a reddish-orange silk twill-weave ground.
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: 52 1/4 x 52 1/2 in. (132.7 x 133.4 cm)
Medium or Technique
Silk twill-weave ground with silk discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts tied down with supplementary warps in twill-weave, pieced