Buddhist altar cloth with design of gridwork composed of geometric and floral motifs in red, yellow, blue, pink and white silk and gilt paper strip discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts on a green twill-weave silk ground; lined with cream silk.
Gift of Mrs. Bliss Knapp to the MFA in 1950
Gift of Mrs. Bliss Knapp
Japanese, Edo period, mid-19th century
67.7 x 68.9 cm (26 5/8 x 27 1/8 in.)
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