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Buddhist priest's stole (ôhi)

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Buddhist priest's stole (ôhi) with decoration of clematis arabesques. Center, border: red silk ground patterned with clematis and scrolling vines in the long floats of the supplementary wefts. Shiten: light brown silk ground with woven-in patterns of interlocking squares and hexagons linked by...

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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: 29.0 x 169.5 cm (11 7/16 x 66 3/4 in.)

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Medium or Technique

silk; 2/1 twill weave with discontinuous supplementary-weft floats bound at intervals (karaori); pieced and appliquéd


Textiles and Fashion Arts