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Buddhist priest's stole (ôhi)

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Buddhist priest's stole (ôhi) in yellow silk twill ground with overall pattern of fretwork (sayagata) in gold with horizontal rows of flowers in supplemental weft patterning. Shiten-o at each end of ohi in salmon color with floral designs in gold supplemental weft patterning. Purple...

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Gift to MFA on October 13, 1960

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Gift of Mrs. Bliss Knapp

Japanese, late Edo or Meiji era, 19th century

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29.4 x 146.6 cm (11 9/16 x 57 11/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Silk, gilt paper; lampas with 2/1 twill foundation and 1/2 twill supplementary weave (shuchin); pieced and appliqued


Textiles and Fashion Arts