Buddhist priest's stole (ôhi)

Japanese
Edo period
18th century, dated Horeki 13–1763


Object Place: Kyoto, Japan

Dimensions

28.6 x 156.5 cm (11 1/4 x 61 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

60.1169

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Buddhist priest’s stole (ôhi) in pink silk twill ground with pattern of double-petalled flower medallions in green, gold, and black supplementary weft patterning. Gold silk lining. Inscribed on back: Horeki ju san nen Kyoto Honganji ju motsu.

Provenance

Gift to MFA on October 13, 1960

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Bliss Knapp