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Buddhist priest's stole (ôhi)

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Buddhist priest's stole (ôhi) with decoration of dragons roundels. Center, border: Red silk figured satin-weave ground patterned with cloud and dragon roundels in horizontal bands. Shiten: White silk ground with woven-in designs of peony and plum floral motifs connected with scrolling vines in...

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Purchased by the donor of Shojiro Nomura; gift to MFA on February 4, 1915 Transferred from the Department of Asiatic Art

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Gift of Mrs. W. Scott Fitz

Beniji unryu maru moyo shuchin ôhi

Japanese, Edo period, 18th century

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Legacy dimension: 168.1 x 32.5 cm

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Medium or Technique

Silk, gilt paper; 4and1 satin weave with continuous and discontinuous supplementary wefts bound in 1/2 twill order (shuchin); pieced and appliquéd


Textiles and Fashion Arts