Triangular-shaped Buddhist altar cloth (uchishiki) with design of dragon and flower roundels on a diamond latticework in metallic silver paper strip discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts on a green/blue twill-weave silk ground; lined with plain-weave glazed cotton.
Gift of Charles Henry Parker, from the Estate of Alfred Greenough, to the MFA on April 9, 1885
Alfred Greenough Collection
Japanese, Edo period, 19th century
61 x 30 cm (24 x 11 13/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Silk twill-weave ground with gilt paper strip discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts tied down with supplementary warps in twill-weave