Buddhist altar cloth (uchishiki) with design intelocking hexagons composed of floral medallions in blue, green, black and white silk and gilt paper strip discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts on a dark blue silk satin ground; lined with plain-weave hemp or linen.
Transferred from the Asiatic Dept. to Textiles.
William Sturgis Bigelow Collection
Japanese, Edo period, 19th century
Height x width: 27 1/2 x 27 in. (69.9 x 68.6 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 (lampas)