Buddhist altar cloth (uchishiki) with design of alternating rows of dragon and floral motifs surrounded by stylized clouds in blue, pink, reddish-orange and white silk and gilt paper strip discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts on a silk ground.
William Sturgis Bigelow Collection; gift of William Sturgis Bigelow to the MFA in 1921
William Sturgis Bigelow Collection
Japanese, late Edo or early Meiji era, 18th or 19th century
Height x width: 90 15/16 x 93 11/16 in. (231 x 238 cm)
Medium or Technique
Silk twill-weave with silk and gilt paper strip discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts tied down with supplementary warps in twill-weave; pieced