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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, shiten: Red silk ground with woven-in patterns of lotus arabesques in supplementary wefts of flat gold-leafed paper thread. The motifs are somewhat stylized. Lining: White cotton fabric. MFA structural...

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Provenance

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

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. W. Scott Fitz

Beniji renge karakusa moyo kinran ôhi

Japanese, Edo period, 19th century

Object Place

Japan

Dimensions

Legacy dimension: 166.4 x 30.5 cm

Accession Number

15.268

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes