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Buddhist priest's stole (ôhi)

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Buddhist priest's stole (ôhi) with decoration of floral arabesques. Center, border, shiten: Dark blue silk figured satin-weave ground with floral arabesques. Delicate rendering of flowers, vines, and leaves with a strong Western flair, perhaps influenced by Indian calico prints or European...

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Purchased by the donor of Shojiro Nomura; gift to MFA on February 7, 1915 Transferred from the Department of Asiatic Art

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Gift of Mrs. W. Scott Fitz

Kon ji hana karakusa moyo shuchin ôhi

Japanese, Edo period, 19th century

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Legacy dimension: 153.1 x 29.3 cm

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Medium or Technique

Silk; lampas with 4and1 satin foundation and plain-weave supplementary weave (shuchin); pieced and appliquéd


Textiles and Fashion Arts