Traingular-shaped Buddhist altar cloth (uchishiki) with design of floral arabesque in gilt paper strip discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts on a dark blue twill-weave silk 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
62.5 x 31 cm (24 5/8 x 12 3/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Silk twill-weave ground with gilt paper strip discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts tied down with supplementary warps in twill-weave