Buddhist altar cloth (uchishiki) with design of repeating floral medallions and flower sprays in reddish-orange, light and dark green, blue, yellow and white silk and gilt paper strip discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts on a dark brown silk satin ground; unlined.
Transferred from Asiatic Dept. to Textiles.
Gift of Mrs. Bliss Knapp
Japanese, mid-19th century
67.7 x 67.5 cm (26 5/8 x 26 9/16 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