Buddhist priest's stole (ôhi)

Kon ji hana karakusa moyo shuchin ôhi

Japanese
Edo period
19th century


Object Place: Japan

Dimensions

Legacy dimension: 153.1 x 29.3 cm

Accession Number

15.274

Medium or Technique

Silk; lampas with 4and1 satin foundation and plain-weave supplementary weave (shuchin); pieced and appliquéd

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Buddhist priest’s stole (ôhi) with decoration of floral arabesques. Center, border, shiten: Dark blue silk figured satin-weave ground with floral arabesques. Delicate rendering of flowers, vines, and leaves with a strong Western flair, perhaps influenced by Indian calico prints or European textile designs. Lining: Green plain-weave silk. MFA structural analysis: Silk; lampas with 4and1 satin foundation and plain-weave supplementary weave; pieced and appliquéd.

Provenance

Purchased by the donor of Shojiro Nomura; gift to MFA on February 7, 1915
Transferred from the Department of Asiatic Art

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. W. Scott Fitz