Buddhist priest's stole (ôhi)

Japanese
Edo period
19th century


Object Place: Japan

Dimensions

Legacy dimension: 163.5 x 30.5 cm

Accession Number

17.622

Medium or Technique

Silk, gilt paper; lampas with 2/1 twill foundation and 1/2 twill supplementary weave (shuchin); pieced and appliquéd

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Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Buddhist priest’s stole (ôhi) with decoration of gagaku implements. Center, border: white silk figured satin-weave ground with motifs of implements used in the performance of ceremonial court music known as gagaku. Among the reeds, lutes, flutes, and bird helmet motifs are scattered floral arabesques. Shiten: red silk figured satin-weave ground with motifs of stylized snowflakes and the myriad treasures. Lining: blue plain-weave cotton.

Provenance

Gift of Denman Waldo Ross to MFA on February 15,1917

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection