Japanese Meiji Era Han Haba Obi
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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Textiles: Pre 1900: item # 1068929
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|This late Meiji era Japanese silk obi with pattern on both sides of its full 116 inch length is classified as a “han haba” obi because it is half the width of the standard kimono belt and, with its softer texture and informal pattern, is meant to be worn at home or with yukata in the summer. The unusual color combination of lilac, gold, yellow and white on a dark turquoise background adds interest to the casual design. Narrow obi such as this one have a second life as attractive decorative elements when draped across wooden chests, trunks or small tables. This late 19th century piece shows gentle wear on its edges and is in very good condition on both sides. It measures 116 “(292 cm) in length and is 6” (15 cm) wide.|