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Buddhist priest's stole (ôhi)

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Buddhist priest's stole (ôhi) with decoration of lotus arabesques. Center, border: Dark blue silk ground with woven-in patterns of large, stylized lotus arabesques in supplementary wefts of flat gold-leafed paper thread. Shiten: Reddish-purple silk figured satin weave ground with reversed...

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Purchased from Shojiro Nomura by donor; gift to MFA on February 4, 1915

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Gift of Mrs. W. Scott Fitz

Kon ji renge karakusa moyo kinran ôhi

Japanese, Edo period, 18th century

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Legacy dimension: 161.8 x 27.3 cm

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Medium or Technique

Silk, gilt paper; 3/1 twill weave with continuous supplementary wefts bound in 1/3 twill order (kinran); pieced and appliquéd


Textiles and Fashion Arts