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Identification and Creation
Object Number
2013.75
Title
Shawl with Peacock-Feather Decor, Possibly a Buddhist Priest's Stole (Ohi)
Classification
Textile Arts
Work Type
costume
Date
19th century
Places
Creation Place: East Asia, Japan
Period
Edo period, 1615-1868
Culture
Japanese
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/211565
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Compound weave silk with supplementary polychrome wefts
Dimensions
max. H. 152.4 x W. 32.5 cm (60 x 12 13/16 in.)
Provenance
Louis V. Ledoux Collection, New York (by 1948), by descent; to his son L. Pierre Ledoux, New York (1948-2001), by inheritance; to his widow Joan F. Ledoux, New York, (2001-2013), gift; to Harvard Art Museums, 2013.

Footnotes:
1. Louis V. Ledoux (1880-1948)
2. L. Pierre Ledoux (1912-2001)
3. On long term loan to Harvard Art Museums from 1985 to 2013.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, The Louis V. Ledoux Collection; Gift of Mrs. L. Pierre Ledoux in memory of her husband
Accession Year
2013
Object Number
2013.75
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
This columnar garment is a stole made of a single piece of cloth. It is possibly an a Buddhist priest's stole (ōhi), intended to be worn in concert with a kesa (robe). The fabric is a black silk decorated with bold images of light bluish green peacock feathers, the heart-shaped tips of the feathers colored yellow in white and bright yellow.

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