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Buddhist priest's stole (ôhi)

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Buddhist priest's stole (ôhi) in pink silk twill ground with pattern of double-petalled flower medallions in green, gold, and black supplementary weft patterning. Gold silk lining. Inscribed on back: Horeki ju san nen Kyoto Honganji ju motsu.


Gift to MFA on October 13, 1960

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Bliss Knapp

Japanese, Edo period, 18th century, dated Horeki 13–1763

Object Place

Kyoto, Japan


28.6 x 156.5 cm (11 1/4 x 61 5/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

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


Textiles and Fashion Arts