Buddhist priest's stole (ôhi)

Benijji kamon takara zukushi moyo shuchin ôhi

Japanese
Edo period
late 18th to 19th century


Object Place: Japan

Dimensions

Legacy dimension: 159.5 x 32.2 cm

Accession Number

15.264

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Buddist priest’s stole (ôhi) with decoration of flowers and the myriad treasures. Center, border: Red silk figured satin-weave ground with motifs of flowers and the myriad treasures. Large cherry blossom-like motifs alternate with gems, cloves and other treasures. Shiten: Red silk ground with woven-in designs of lotus roundels in supplementary wefts of flat gold-leafed paper thread. Lining: Light green plain-weave silk. Cords of the same color attached. MFA structural analysis: Silk, gilt paper; 4and1 satin 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