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Buddhist priest's stole (ôhi)

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Buddhist priest's stole (ôhi) with decoration of chrysanthemums and peonies. Center, border: Light green silk ground with woven-in designs of chrysanthemum and peony branches, and reversed swastikas in supplementary wefts of flat gold-leafed paper thread. Three-harness warp-faced twill weave...

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Provenance

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

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. W. Scott Fitz

Moegi ji kikubana orieda manji moyo kinran ôhi

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

Object Place

Japan

Dimensions

Legacy dimension: 165.5 x 33.5 cm

Accession Number

15.263

Medium or Technique

Silk, gilt paper; 2/1 twill weave with continuous supplementary wefts bound in 1/2 twill order (kinran); pieced and appliquéd

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes