Buddhist altar cloth (uchishiki) with design on one side, divided diagonally, of paulownia and chrysanthemum motifs and arabesque with auspicious clouds in gilt paper strip discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts on a reddish-orange silk ground; the other side is plain.
Denman Waldo Ross Collection; Gift from Denman Waldo Ross to the MFA, February 18, 1899
Denman Waldo Ross Collection
Japanese, Edo period, 18th or early 19th century
Overall: 67 x 54 cm (26 3/8 x 21 1/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Silk twill-weave ground with gilt paper strip discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts tied down with supplementary warps in twill-weave