Buddhist altar cloth (uchishiki) in light brown silk twill with design of lotus flowers, leaves and stems in gilt paper strip discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts; lined with white plain-weave hemp or linen.
Purchased by the donor of Shojiro Nomura; gift of Mrs. Walter Scott Fitz to MFA on February 4, 1915
Gift of Mrs. Walter Scott Fitz
Japanese, Edo period, 18th century
65 x 64 cm (25 9/16 x 25 3/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Silk twill-weave with gilt paper strip discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts tied down with supplementary warps in twill-weave