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Buddhist priest's stole (ôhi)

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Buddhist priest's stole (ôhi) with decoration of geometric lozenges and clematis. Center, border: Red and white silk checkered ground patterned in long floats of supplementary wefts. Motifs of clematis and camellias float against a red and white checkered background pattern. The treatment of...

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Purchased by the donor of Shojiro Nomura; gift to MFA on February 4, 1915 Transferred from the Department of Asiatic Art

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Gift of Mrs. W. Scott Fitz

Kohaku dan ishidatami tessen tsubaki moyo karaori ôhi

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

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Legacy dimension: 160.5 x 34.0 cm

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Silk, gilt paper; 2/1 twill weave with discontinuous supplementary-weft floats (silk) bound at intervals and continuous supplementary wefts (gilt paper)) bound in twill order (kinran); pieced and appliquéd


Textiles and Fashion Arts