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Buddhist priest's stole (ôhi)

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Buddhist priest's stole (ôhi) with decoration of dragons. Center, border: Silver silk ground with woven-in designs of clouds and dragons in supplementary wefts of flat silver-leafed paper thread. The cloud roundels are interspersed among the dragon roundels. Two thin cords are attached. ...

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

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. W. Scott Fitz

Ginji unryu moyo kinran ôhi

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

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Legacy dimension: 156.7 x 29.8 cm

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Medium or Technique

Silk, silver gilt paper; satin weave with silk and gilt paper 1/2 twill supplementary weft patterning (ginran), pieced and appliqued


Textiles and Fashion Arts