Buddhist priest's stole (ôhi)

Ginji unryu moyo kinran ôhi

Edo or Meiji era
latter half of 19th century

Object Place: Japan


Legacy dimension: 156.7 x 29.8 cm

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk, silver gilt paper; satin weave with silk and gilt paper 1/2 twill supplementary weft patterning (ginran), pieced and appliqued

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Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Buddhist priest’s stole (ôhi) with decoration of dragons. Center, border: Silver silk ground with woven-in designs of clouds and dragons in supplementary wefts of flat silver-leafed paper thread. The cloud roundels are interspersed among the dragon roundels. Two thin cords are attached. Shiten: Red silk ground with woven-in patterns of undulating vertical bands (tatewaku) and interlocking circular floral motifs in supplementary wefts of flat silver-leafed paper thread. Lining: White plain-weave cotton. MFA analysis: Silk, silvered paper; lampas with 4and1 satin foundation and 1/2 twill supplementary weave; pieced and appliquéd.


Purchased from Shojiro Nomura by donor; gift to MFA on February 4, 1915

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. W. Scott Fitz