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Buddhist priest's stole (ôhi)

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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...

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

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Gift of Marshall H. Gould

Japanese, Edo or Meiji era, latter half of 19th century

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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


Textiles and Fashion Arts