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Buddhist priest's stole (ôhi)

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Buddhist priest's stole (ôhi) with design of peonies, phoenix and paulownia. Center, border: Medium blue figured silk ground patterning of geometric lozenges and floral motifs and a float pattern of large peonies. Shiten: Red figured silk with pattern of paulownia and phoenix roundels. ...

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Provenance

Gift to MFA on October 13, 1950

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Bliss Knapp

Hanada ji ishidatami botan moyo nishiki ôhi

Japanese, Edo period, latter half of 18th to first half of 19th century

Object Place

Japan

Dimensions

30 x 166.3 cm (11 13/16 x 65 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

60.1165b

Medium or Technique

Silk, gilt paper; lampas with 5/1 twill foundation and 1/2 twill supplementary weave (shuchin); pieced and appliqued

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes