Buddhist priest's stole (ôhi)

Ko moegi shokko moyo shuchin ôhi

Edo period
19th century

Object Place: Japan


W x L: 31.0 x 162.5 cm (12 3/16 x 64 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk, silver gilt paper; lampas with 5 and 1 satin foundation and 1\2 twill supplementary weave (shuchin); pieced and appliquéd

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Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Buddhist preist’s stole (ôhi) with decoration of shokko patterns. Center, border: Dark yellowish-green silk figured satin-weave ground with interlocking motifs (shokko) of melon cross-sections, squares and circles. Black strap made from cloth fragment attached. Shiten: Red silk figured satin-weave ground with interlocking geometric patterns. Lining: Purple plain-weave silk. MFA structural analysis: Silk, silvered paper; lampas with 5and1 satin foundation and 1/2 twill supplementary weave; pieced and appliquéd.


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

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. W. Scott Fitz