Buddhist altar cloth (uchishiki) with design of alternating rows of dragons roundels and auspicious clouds in gilt paper strip discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts on a reddish-orange twill-weave silk ground; lined with plain-weave hemp or linen.
Purchased by the donor of Shojiro Nomura; gift of Mrs. Walter Scott Fitz to the MFA on February 4, 1915
Gift of Mrs. Walter Scott Fitz
Japanese, Edo period, 18th century
116 x 116 cm (45 11/16 x 45 11/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Silk twill-weave with gilt paper strip discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts tied down with supplementary warps in twill-weave