Buddhist priest's stole (ôhi)

Kinji botan karakusa moyo shuchin ôhi

Japanese
Edo or Meiji era
latter half of the 19th century


Object Place: Japan

Dimensions

Legacy dimension: 155.0 x 28.7 cm

Accession Number

15.265

Medium or Technique

Silk, gilt paper; lampas with satin foundation and plain-weave supplementary weave (shuchin); pieced

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Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Buddhist priest’s stole (ôhi) with decoration of peony arabesques. Center, border, shiten: Gold silk figured satin-weave ground with peony arabesques. Large peony blossoms are connected by double-tendrilled vines. Lining: Red cotton fabric. MFA structural analysis: Silk, gilt paper; lampas with satin foundation and plain-weave supplementary weave; pieced.

Provenance

Purchased by the donor of Shojiro Nomura
Transferred from the Department of Asiatic Art

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. W. Scott Fitz