Buddhist altar cloth (uchishiki) composed of fourteen fragments of silk with various floral motifs and dragon roundels stitched together to form a square; lined with natural plain-weave hemp with inscription in hand-painted ink.
From the Estate of Alfred Greenough; gift of Charles Henry Parker to the MFA on April 9, 1885
Alfred Greenough Collection
Japanese, Edo period, 19th century
52 x 53 cm (20 1/2 x 20 7/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Silk damask, silk twill-weave with silk and gilt paper strip discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts tied down with supplementary warps in twill-weave, hemp plain-weave, ink hand-painted