Buddhist priest's stole (ôhi)

Japanese
late Edo or Meiji era
19th century


Object Place: Japan

Dimensions

29.4 x 146.6 cm (11 9/16 x 57 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

60.1168

Medium or Technique

Silk, gilt paper; lampas with 2/1 twill foundation and 1/2 twill supplementary weave (shuchin); pieced and appliqued

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Buddhist priest’s stole (ôhi) in yellow silk twill ground with overall pattern of fretwork (sayagata) in gold with horizontal rows of flowers in supplemental weft patterning. Shiten-o at each end of ohi in salmon color with floral designs in gold supplemental weft patterning. Purple plain-weave silk lining.

Provenance

Gift to MFA on October 13, 1960

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Bliss Knapp