Buddhist priest's stole (ôhi)

Beniji renge karakusa moyo kinran ôhi

Japanese
Edo period
19th century


Object Place: Japan

Dimensions

Legacy dimension: 166.4 x 30.5 cm

Accession Number

15.268

Medium or Technique

Silk, gilt paper; lampas with 4and1 satin foundation and 1/4 twill supplementary weave (kinran); pieced

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

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.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. W. Scott Fitz