Buddhist altar cover (uchishiki) with design of flowers and leaves on meandering stems in pink, orange, yellow, blue, green, black and white silk and gilt paper strip discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts on a green twill-weave silk ground; lined with natural plain-weave hemp.
William Sturgis Bigelow Collection; gift of William Sturgis Bigelow to the MFA on March 3, 1921
William Sturgis Bigelow Collection
Japanese, Edo period, 19th century
132 x 133 cm (51 15/16 x 52 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