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

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Gift of Mrs. W. Scott Fitz

Beniji renge karakusa moyo kinran ôhi

Japanese, Edo period, 19th century

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Legacy dimension: 166.4 x 30.5 cm

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Medium or Technique

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


Textiles and Fashion Arts