Buddhist priest's stole (ôhi)

Japanese
Edo period
19th century


Object Place: Japan

Dimensions

W x L: 26.5 x 151.6 cm (10 7/16 x 59 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

50.304

Medium or Technique

Silk, gilt paper; 4and1 satin weave patterned by weft floats bound in 1/2 twill order and with continuous supplementary wefts (gilt paper) bount in 1\4 twill order (shuchin); pieced

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Buddhist priest’s stole (ôhi) with decoration of shokko patterns. Center, border: red silk figured satin-weave ground with interlocking floral motifs, octagons, and squares. Shiten: none. Lining: yellow-green plain weave bast fiber support.

Provenance

Gift of Mrs. Bliss Knapp to MFA on March 9, 1950

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Bliss Knapp