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Buddhist priest's stole (ôhi)

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Ôhi with decoration of shokko patterns. Center, border: White silk figured satin weave with designs of interlocking geometric patterns (shokko). Within the geometric patterns are motifs of jewels and overlapping circles (shippo tsunagi). Shiten: Red silk ground with woven-in designs of...

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By 1911, purchased by William Sturgis Bigelow (b. 1850 - d. 1926), Boston [see note 1]; 1911, gift of Bigelow to the MFA. (Accession Date: August 3, 1911) NOTES: [1] Much of Bigelow's collection of Asian art was formed during his residence in Japan between 1882 and 1889, although he also made acquisitions in Europe and the United States. Bigelow deposited many of these objects at the MFA in 1890 before donating them to the Museum's collection at later dates.

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William Sturgis Bigelow Collection

Hakuji shokko moyo shuchin ôhi

Japanese, Edo period, 19th century

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Legacy dimension: 153.1 x 30.5 cm

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Medium or Technique

Silk, gilt paper; lampas with 4and1 satin foundation and 1/2 twill supplemenatary weave (shuchin); pieced and appliquéd


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