Buddhist altar cloth (uchishiki) with design of chrysanthemum, peony, lotus leaves and and tendrils in red, blue, green, white and tan silk and gilt paper strip discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts on a green silk satin ground.
Gift of Mrs. Bliss Knapp to the MFA on March 9, 1950
Gift of Mrs. Bliss Knapp
Japanese, Edo period, about 1830
85 x 187.2 cm (33 7/16 x 73 11/16 in.)
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