Buddhist priest's stole (ôhi)

Hanada ji ishidatami botan moyo nishiki ôhi

Edo period
latter half of 18th to first half of 19th century

Object Place: Japan


30 x 166.3 cm (11 13/16 x 65 1/2 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk, gilt paper; lampas with 5/1 twill foundation and 1/2 twill supplementary weave (shuchin); pieced and appliqued

Not On View


Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Buddhist priest’s stole (ôhi) with design of peonies, phoenix and paulownia. Center, border: Medium blue figured silk ground patterning of geometric lozenges and floral motifs and a float pattern of large peonies. Shiten: Red figured silk with pattern of paulownia and phoenix roundels. Lining: Red twill fabric with design of diamond-shaped floral motifs enclosed in a lattice pattern. There is a red cotton padding between the outer fabric and the lining. Matching kesa, 60.1165a


Gift to MFA on October 13, 1950

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Bliss Knapp