Buddhist priest's stole (ôhi)

Ranji kiri hoo moyo shuchin ôhi

Japanese
Edo period
19th century


Object Place: Japan

Dimensions

Legacy dimension: 154.5 x 34.0 cm

Accession Number

08.277

Medium or Technique

Silk, gilt paper; lampas with 4and1 satin foundation and 1/3 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 paulownia and phoenixes. Center, border: Indigo silk figured satin-weave ground with paulownia and phoenix motifs in horizontal bands. Motifs of the myriad treasures decorate the interstitial spaces. Shiten: Light yellowish-green silk ground with figured patterns of peony arabesque. Lining: Red plain-weave silk. MFA structural analysis: Silk, gilt paper; lampas with 4and1 satin foundation and 1/3 twill supplementary weave; pieced and appliquéd.

Provenance

Received as a Bequest from Charles Henry Parker; gift to MFA on May 14, 1908
Transferred from the Department of Asiatic Art

Credit Line

Alfred Greenough Collection