Buddhist priest's stole (ôhi)

Moegi ji kikubana orieda manji moyo kinran ôhi

Japanese
Edo period
latter half of 18th to first half of 19th century


Object Place: Japan

Dimensions

Legacy dimension: 165.5 x 33.5 cm

Accession Number

15.263

Medium or Technique

Silk, gilt paper; 2/1 twill weave with continuous supplementary wefts bound in 1/2 twill order (kinran); 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: Light green silk ground with woven-in designs of chrysanthemum and peony branches, and reversed swastikas in supplementary wefts of flat gold-leafed paper thread. Three-harness warp-faced twill weave with alternating patterns of chrysanthemums and peonies and reversed swastika motifs placed on either side of the chrysanthemums. Shiten: Red silk figured satin ground with chrysanthemum arabesques and floral roundels. Lining: Green plain-weave silk. MFA structural analysis: Silk, gilt paper; 2/1 twill weave with continuous supplementary wefts bound in 1/2 twill order; pieced and appliquéd.

Provenance

Purchased from Shojiro Nomura by donor; gift to MFA on February 4, 1915

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. W. Scott Fitz