Buddhist priest's stole (ôhi)

Japanese
Edo or Meiji era
latter half of 19th century


Object Place: Japan

Dimensions

W x L: 30.4 x 156.0 cm (11 15/16 x 61 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

17.647

Medium or Technique

Silk, gilt paper; lampas with 4and1 satin 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 phoenix. Center, border: red silk figured satin-weave ground with Western-style motifs of flowering plants and phoenixes. One thin cord attached. Shiten: white silk figured satin-weave ground with patterns of clouds and dragons. Lining: purple plain-weave silk.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection