Buddhist altar cloth (uchishiki) with design of rows of yellow chrysanthemum and green and white paulownia motifs in silk and gold-wrapped thread discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts on a reddish-orange twill-weave silk ground; lined with cream silk satin.
William Sturgis Bigelow Collection; gift of William Sturgis Bigelow to the MFA on March 3, 1921
William Sturgis Bigelow Collection
Japanese, Edo period or Meiji era, 19th century
108 x 104.5 cm (42 1/2 x 41 1/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Silk twill-weave ground with silk and gold-wrapped thread discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts tied down with supplementary warps in twill-weave, pieced