Buddhist priest's stole (ôhi)

Kon ji renge karakusa moyo kinran ôhi

Japanese
Edo period
18th century


Object Place: Japan

Dimensions

Legacy dimension: 161.8 x 27.3 cm

Accession Number

15.267

Medium or Technique

Silk, gilt paper; 3/1 twill weave with continuous supplementary wefts bound in 1/3 twill order (kinran); pieced and appliquéd

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Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Buddhist priest’s stole (ôhi) with decoration of lotus arabesques. Center, border: Dark blue silk ground with woven-in patterns of large, stylized lotus arabesques in supplementary wefts of flat gold-leafed paper thread. Shiten: Reddish-purple silk figured satin weave ground with reversed swastika and floral arabesque motifs. Lining: Yellow plain-weave silk (extremely thin). MFA structural analysis: Silk, gilt paper; 3/1 twill weave with continuous supplementary wefts bound in 1/3 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