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Buddhist priest's stole (ôhi)

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Buddhist priest's stole (ôhi) with decoration of chrysanthemums. Center, border, shiten: red silk ground patterned with chrysanthemum branches in long floats of supplementary wefts. Lining: none. This ohi was refashioned from a Noh costume.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Bliss Knapp

Japanese, Edo period, 19th century

Object Place

Japan

Dimensions

30.7 x 160.8 cm (12 1/16 x 63 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

RES.50.8

Medium or Technique

Silk, gilt paper; 2/1 twill weave with discontinuous supplementary-weft floats (silk) bound at intervals and discontinuous supplementary wefts (gilt paper) bound in a 1/2 twill order (karaori); pieced

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Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes