Buddhist priest's stole (ôhi)

Edo or Meiji era
latter half of 19th century

Object Place: Japan


W x L: 30.0 x 139.2 cm (11 13/16 x 54 13/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Silk, gilt paper; lampas with 2/1 twill foundation and 1/2 twill supplementary weave (nishiki); pieced and appliquéd

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Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Buddhist priest’s stole (ôhi) with decoration of peonies. Center, border: gold figured silk with patterns of peonies; painterly rendering of large peony blossoms and buds trimmed with leaves. Shiten: red silk ground with woven-in patterns of the Four Guardian Kings in supplementary wefts of flat gold-leafed paper thread. Lining: light blue silk twill weave ground with interlocking diamond patterns in twill. Set with 39.2.


Gift of Marshall H. Gould to the MFA on January 12, 1939

Credit Line

Gift of Marshall H. Gould