Buddhist altar cloth (uchishiki) with design of scrolling vine with leaves and fruit in gilt paper strip and outlined in pale green silk discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts on reddish-orange twill-weave silk ground; lined with natural plain-weave hemp.
William Sturgis Bigelow Collection
Japanese, Edo period, 19th century
68 x 67 cm (26 3/4 x 26 3/8 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