Buddhist altar cloth (uchishiki) with design of dragon roundels and auspicious clouds in pink, blue, green, black and gold silk and silver gilt strip discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts on a reddish-orange twill-weave silk ground; lined with plain-weave hemp.
Transferred from the Asiatic Dept. to Textiles.
William Sturgis Bigelow Collection
Japanese, Edo period, 18th or 19th century
Height x width: 64 9/16 x 64 15/16 in. (164 x 165 cm)
Medium or Technique
Silk satin-weave ground with silk and gilt paper strip discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts tied down with supplementary warps in twill-weave, pieced