Vintage Japanese Kimono Silk Obi, Sparkling Mountains

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Vintage Japanese Kimono Silk Obi, Sparkling Mountains

Luxurious metallic vintage silk brocade weaving reflects sparkling silver and gold majestic mountains on a white silk ground. This fukuru obi might have previously been sewn into a Nagoya style obi, where the crease lines remain.

Obi is the Japanese name for the sash which is tied around the body and used to close the kimono. Worn by both women and men, there are many kinds of obi (each has a specific name) used with both formal and informal kimono. Worn at both formal and semi-formal events, fukuro obi has 70% of the front displaying a special woven pattern; the reverse side and solid area on the front where the sash was tied, have a lovely rich white sateen look. This obi can still be used as a sash. Such superior textile artwork would also add a lovely touch to home or business décor. Numerous books (check online bookstores) show special ways to tie and decorate with Japanese obi.

Age: Showa era, mid (1926-1989).

Type: Fukuru Obi.

Material: Woven silk.

Condition: Very good—front area has light gray 44” crease line in the plain white silk area; the pattern areas and back side are excellent. (See photos).

Size: L-163” X W-12”.

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