Buddhist altar cloth (uchishiki) with design of alternating paulownia and chyrsanthemum roundels on a floral lattice in light and dark green, purple, pink, yellow and white silk and gilt paper strip discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts on a reddish-orange silk ground; unlined.
William Sturgis Bigelow Collection; gift of William Sturgis Bigelow to the MFA on March 3, 1912
William Sturgis Bigelow Collection
Japanese, Edo period, 18th or 19th century
Overall: 70.3 x 69cm (27 11/16 x 27 3/16in.)
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