Buddhist altar cloth (uchishiki) with design of alternating rows of peonies and chyrsanthemums in gilt paper strip discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts on a reddish-orange twill-weave silk ground; lined with plain-weave hemp or linen with inscription hand-painted in ink.
Denman Waldo Ross Collection; Gift from Denman Waldo Ross to the MFA on April 21, 1910
Denman Waldo Ross Collection
Japanese, Edo period, 19th century
179 x 170.5 cm (70 1/2 x 67 1/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Silk twill-weave ground with gilt paper strip discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts tied down with supplementary warps in twill-weave