Buddhist altar cloth (uchishiki) with design of rows of peony roundels in gilt paper strip discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts o a dark green satin ground; lined with plain-weave hemp or linen with partial crest (mon) stenciled on in black.
Transferred from the Asiatic Dept. to Textiles.
Denman Waldo Ross Collection
Japanese, Edo period, 19th century
80 x 65 cm (31 1/2 x 25 9/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Silk satin-weave ground with gilt paper strip discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts tied down with supplementary warps in twill-weave