Triangular shaped Buddhist altar cloth (uchishiki) with design of squares, rosettes and straight lines woven with white, purple and light green silk and gilt paper strips on a salmon pink ground; lined with plain-weave glazed cotton.
Gift of Charles Henry Parker, from the Estate of Alfred Greenough, to the MFA on April 9, 1885
Alfred Greenough Collection
Japanese, Edo period, 19th century
88 x 43 cm (34 5/8 x 16 15/16 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