Buddhist altar cloth (uchishiki) with design of four dragons and auspicious clouds in blue, reddish-orange, green and white silk and gilt paper strip discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts on a dark blue and tan twill-weave silk ground; unlined.
Denman Waldo Ross Collection; Gift from Denman Waldo Ross to the MFA,
Denman Waldo Ross Collection
Japanese, Edo period, 19th century
67.5 x 66.5 cm (26 9/16 x 26 3/16 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