Buddhist priest's stole (ôhi)

Japanese
Edo or Meiji era
latter half of 19th century


Object Place: Japan

Dimensions

W x L: 31.0 x 152.0 cm (12 3/16 x 59 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

17.635

Medium or Technique

Silk, gilt paper; lampas with 2/1 twill foundation and 1/2 twill 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 dragon roundels. Center, border: white silk figured satin-weave ground with roundels of clouds, dragons, paulownia and phoenixes, peonies, and orchids. One thin cord attached. Shiten: reddish-purple figured silk ground with figured patterns of flowering plants. Lining: blue plain-weave silk.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection