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Buddhist priest's stole (ôhi)

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Buddhist priest's stole (ôhi) with decoration of shokko patterns. Center, border: red silk figured satin-weave ground with interlocking floral motifs, octagons, and squares. Shiten: none. Lining: yellow-green plain weave bast fiber support.


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

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Gift of Mrs. Bliss Knapp

Japanese, Edo period, 19th century

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W x L: 26.5 x 151.6 cm (10 7/16 x 59 11/16 in.)

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Silk, gilt paper; 4and1 satin weave patterned by weft floats bound in 1/2 twill order and with continuous supplementary wefts (gilt paper) bount in 1\4 twill order (shuchin); pieced


Textiles and Fashion Arts