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Buddhist priest's stole (ôhi)

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Buddhist priest's stole (ôhi) with decoration of clouds and dragons. Center, border: purple silk figured satin-weave fabric with a ground pattern of cloud motifs and scattered dragon roundels. Shiten: none. Lining: purple plain-weave silk.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Bliss Knapp

Japanese, Edo period, 19th century

Object Place

Japan

Dimensions

W x L: 32.2 x 174.3 cm (12 11/16 x 68 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

50.306

Medium or Technique

Silk, gilt paper; lampas with 3/1 twill foundation and plain-weave supplementary weave (shuchin); pieced

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes