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Buddhist priest's stole (ôhi)

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Buddhist priest's stole (ôhi) with decoration of peony arabesques. Center, border: medium-toned blue figured silk with patterns of peony arabesques. Interspersed among the large peony arabesque are motifs of the myriad treasures. Shiten: red silk ground fabric with woven-in patterns of the...

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Gift to MFA on April 1, 1915

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Denman Waldo Ross Collection

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

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Width x length: 29.0 x 170.5 cm (11 7/16 x 67 1/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Silk, gilt paper; lampas with 4and1 satin foundation and plain-weave supplementary weave (nishiki); pieced and appliquéd


Textiles and Fashion Arts