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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.


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

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Gift of Mrs. Bliss Knapp

Japanese, Edo period, 19th century

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

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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


Textiles and Fashion Arts