Buddhist priest's stole (ôhi)

Japanese
Edo period
19th century


Object Place: Japan

Dimensions

30.7 x 160.8 cm (12 1/16 x 63 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

RES.50.8

Medium or Technique

Silk, gilt paper; 2/1 twill weave with discontinuous supplementary-weft floats (silk) bound at intervals and discontinuous supplementary wefts (gilt paper) bound in a 1/2 twill order (karaori); pieced

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Buddhist priest’s stole (ôhi) with decoration of chrysanthemums. Center, border, shiten: red silk ground patterned with chrysanthemum branches in long floats of supplementary wefts. Lining: none. This ohi was refashioned from a Noh costume.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Bliss Knapp