Triangular-shaped Buddhist altar cloth (uchishiki) with design of dragon, cloud and paulownia roundels over a diamond-lattice pattern in gilt paper strip discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts on a dark blue and brown 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
88.5 x 44 cm (34 13/16 x 17 5/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Silk twill-weave ground with gilt paper strip discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts tied down with supplementary warps in twill-weave