Buddhist altar cloth (uchishiki) with design of repeating peony arabesques in reddish-orange silk and gilt paper strip discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts on a black twill-weave silk ground; lined with white plain-weave silk.
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: 67 1/2 x 66 1/2 in. (171.5 x 168.9 cm)
Medium or Technique
Silk twill-weave ground with silk and gilt paper strip discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts tied down with supplementary warps in twill-weave, pieced