Buddhist priest's stole (ôhi)
Beniji renge karakusa moyo kinran ôhi
Object Place: Japan
Legacy dimension: 166.4 x 30.5 cm
Medium or Technique
Silk, gilt paper; lampas with 4and1 satin foundation and 1/4 twill supplementary weave (kinran); pieced
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Buddhist priest’s stole (ôhi) with decoration of lotus arabesques. Center, border, shiten: Red silk ground with woven-in patterns of lotus arabesques in supplementary wefts of flat gold-leafed paper thread. The motifs are somewhat stylized.
Lining: White cotton fabric. MFA structural analysis: Silk, gilt paper; lampas with 4and1 satin foundation and 1/4 twill supplementary weave; pieced.
Purchased from Shojiro Nomura by donor; gift to MFA on February 4, 1915
Gift of Mrs. W. Scott Fitz