Buddhist priest's stole (ôhi)

Kohaku dan ishidatami tessen tsubaki moyo karaori ôhi

Japanese
Edo or Meiji era
latter half of 19th century


Object Place: China

Dimensions

Legacy dimension: 160.5 x 34.0 cm

Accession Number

15.275

Medium or Technique

Silk, gilt paper; 2/1 twill weave with discontinuous supplementary-weft floats (silk) bound at intervals and continuous supplementary wefts (gilt paper)) bound in twill order (kinran); pieced and appliquéd

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Buddhist priest’s stole (ôhi) with decoration of geometric lozenges and clematis. Center, border: Red and white silk checkered ground patterned in long floats of supplementary wefts. Motifs of clematis and camellias float against a red and white checkered background pattern. The treatment of the long floats of supplementary wefts is typical of eighteenth-century fabrics of this type. Shiten: Red silk ground with woven-in designs of the four guardian kings in supplementary wefts of flat gold-leafed paper thread.
Lining: White silk ground with diamond-shaped motifs in twill. MFA structural analysis: Silk, gilt paper; 2/1 twill weave with discontinuous supplementary-weft floats (silk) bound at intervals and continuous supplementary wefts (gilt paper)) bound in twill order; pieced and appliquéd.

Provenance

Purchased by the donor of Shojiro Nomura; gift to MFA on February 4, 1915
Transferred from the Department of Asiatic Art

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. W. Scott Fitz