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Buddhist priest's stole (ôhi)

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Buddhist priest's stole (ôhi) with decoration of chrysanthemum arabesques. Center, border: Indigo silk figured satin-weave ground with chrysanthemums and scrolling vines. The chrysanthemums in the repeat pattern are connected by vines with leaves. Shiten: Indigo silk figured satin-weave ground...

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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

Ranji kiku karakusa moyo shuchin ôhi

Japanese, Edo or Meiji era, latter half of 19th century

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Legacy dimension: 150.5 x 30.5 cm

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Appliquéd Shuchin, silk, gilt paper; 4and1 satin damask weave with discontinuous supplementary wefts bound in 1/4 twill order; pieced and appliquéd


Textiles and Fashion Arts