Buddhist priest's stole (ôhi)

Beniji unryu maru moyo shuchin ôhi

Japanese
Edo period
18th century


Object Place: Japan

Dimensions

Legacy dimension: 168.1 x 32.5 cm

Accession Number

15.259

Medium or Technique

Silk, gilt paper; 4and1 satin weave with continuous and discontinuous supplementary wefts bound in 1/2 twill order (shuchin); pieced and appliquéd

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Buddhist priest’s stole (ôhi) with decoration of dragons roundels. Center, border: Red silk figured satin-weave ground patterned with cloud and dragon roundels in horizontal bands. Shiten: White silk ground with woven-in designs of peony and plum floral motifs connected with scrolling vines in supplementary wefts of flat gold-leafed paper thread. Lining: Red plain-weave silk. Black cords attached. MFA structural analysis: Silk, gilt paper; 4and1 satin weave with continuous and discontinuous supplementary wefts bound in 1/2 twill order; 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