Buddhist priest's stole (ôhi)

Japanese
Edo or Meiji era
latter half of 19th century


Object Place: Japan

Dimensions

Width x length: 29.0 x 170.5 cm (11 7/16 x 67 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

15.635

Medium or Technique

Silk, gilt paper; lampas with 4and1 satin foundation and plain-weave supplementary weave (nishiki); pieced and appliquéd

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Buddhist priest’s stole (ôhi) with decoration of peony arabesques. Center, border: medium-toned blue figured silk with patterns of peony arabesques. Interspersed among the large peony arabesque are motifs of the myriad treasures. Shiten: red silk ground fabric with woven-in patterns of the Four Guardian Kings in supplementary wefts of flat gold-leafed paper thread. Lining: Red plain-weave silk.

Provenance

Gift to MFA on April 1, 1915

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection