Buddhist priest's stole (ôhi)

Konji kiku botan orieda moyo shuchin ôhi

Japanese
Edo period
18th century


Object Place: Japan

Dimensions

Legacy dimension: 150.0 x 28.6 cm

Accession Number

15.258

Medium or Technique

Silk satin (shuchin), silk, gilt paper; lampas with 4 and 1 satin-weave foundation and 1/2 twill supplementary weave; pieced and appliquéd

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Buddhist priest’s stole (ôhi) with decoration of chrysanthemums and peonies. Center, border: Dark blue silk figured satin-weave ground with designs of chrysanthemum and peony branches. Shiten: White silk figured satin-weave ground with interlocking circular patterns (shokko), the same fabric as used in the center and border of the ohi with decoration of shokko patterns (11.3790, pl. IV-74). Lining: White silk warp-faced twill weave with chrysanthemums and a diaper pattern of interlocking swastikas forming a key fret design known as sayagata. White cords attached. MFA structural analysis: Silk, gilt paper; lampas with 4and1 satin-weave foundation and 1/2 twill supplementary weave; pieced and appliquéd.

Provenance

Purchased by the donor of Shojiro Nomura; gift to MFA on February 4, 1915
Transferred from the Department of Asiatic Art

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. W. Scott Fitz