Antique Silk Japanese Obi, Old Mirror in Nishijin Ori
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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Textiles: Pre 1920: item # 27740
Please refer to our stock # 5692 when inquiring.
Asian Art by Kyoko
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|Old Kyoto Nishijin obi. This obi is one of the 5 best obis from my collection - we have over 200 obis. It is almost impossible to find a obi like this today. The owner of the store in Tokyo where this obi was purchased once said that single good obi was coming out from one household when they go out knocking on the doors in the old town. The store had gone through changes since and no longer carries antique textiles. The designs of this obi are ancient mirrors. The discolored areas are not stains, these are the areas that are woven with gold threads (real gold). The measurements are 12-1/2" wide and 169" long with thick padding, enough to cover two formal dining tables.|