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Silk Brocade Maru Obi

Silk Brocade Maru Obi


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Textiles: Pre 1900: Item # 361914

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 $600.00 
A boat on a silvery sea and a superbly detailed phoenix hovering over green mountains are repeated in shades of green and brown on a cream background in this silk Meiji-era Japanese obi. The maru obi, appropriate attire in Japan for formal occasions, usually is made of elaborately patterned silk brocade or tapestry. One of several types of fabric belts worn with kimono, the maru style is made of a single long, wide length of material folded over a stiff lining and sewn along one side. Japanese obi have become popular with Western interior decorators who use them as table runners and wall hangings, and the shimmering maru obi is particularly versatile for those purposes. This obi is from the late 19th century so the silk is soft and the colors nicely muted. It is in excellent condition along the entire length of the fabric on both sides. It measures 12-1/2 feet (3.89 meters) in length and 12-3/4 inches (32 cm) wide. SEE MORE ITEMS AT WWW.SILKROAD1.COM