Buddhist priest's stole (ôhi)

Beniji kiri hoo kiku botan moyo shuchin ôhi

Edo period
19th century

Object Place: Japan

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk, silver gilt paper; lampas with satin foundation and 1/2 twill supplementary weave (shuchin); pieced and appliqued

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Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Buddhist priest’s stole (ôhi). Center, border: Red silk figured satin-weave ground with paulownia, phoenix, chrysanthemum and peony motifs. Two straps made from green plain-weave silk cloth fragments attached. Shiten: White silk figured satin-weave ground with pattern of stylized snowflakes and the myriad treasures. The centers of the snowflakes are shaped like flowers and the myriad treasures are scattered in the interstitial spaces. Lining: Green plain-weave silk.


Gift to MFA on February 15, 1917

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection