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Buddhist priest's stole (ôhi)

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Buddhist priest's stole (ôhi) with decoration of paulownia and phoenixes. Center, border: Indigo silk figured satin-weave ground with paulownia and phoenix motifs in horizontal bands. Motifs of the myriad treasures decorate the interstitial spaces. Shiten: Light yellowish-green silk ground...

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Received as a Bequest from Charles Henry Parker; gift to MFA on May 14, 1908 Transferred from the Department of Asiatic Art

Credit Line

Alfred Greenough Collection

Ranji kiri hoo moyo shuchin ôhi

Japanese, Edo period, 19th century

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Legacy dimension: 154.5 x 34.0 cm

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Medium or Technique

Silk, gilt paper; lampas with 4and1 satin foundation and 1/3 twill supplementary weave (shuchin); pieced and appliquéd


Textiles and Fashion Arts