Buddhist altar cloth (uchishiki) with design of dragon amidst auspicious clouds in silk and gilt paper strip discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts on a dark blue twill-weave silk satin ground; lined with paper with inscription hand-painted in ink.
Denman Waldo Ross Collection; Gift from Denman Waldo Ross to the MFA on February 15, 1917
Denman Waldo Ross Collection
Japanese, Edo period, 19th century
66 x 67 cm (26 x 26 3/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Silk twill-weave with silk and gilt paper strip discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts tied down with supplementary warps in twill-weave