Buddhist priest's stole (ôhi)

Japanese
Edo period
19th century


Object Place: Japan

Dimensions

W x L: 32 x 160.5 cm (12 5/8 x 63 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

50.303

Medium or Technique

Silk; lampas with 4and1 satin foundation and 1/2 twill supplementary weave (nishiki); pieced and appliquéd

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Buddhist priest’s stole (ôhi) with decoration of Buddhist wheels and scrolling vines. Center, border: yellow figured silk with patterns of Buddhist wheels encircled by scrolling vines. Shiten: white silk figured satin-weave ground with patterns of scattered roundels. Lining: purple plain-weave silk.

Provenance

Gift of Mrs. Bliss Knapp to MFA on March 9, 1950

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Bliss Knapp