Meiji Maru Silk Obi Apricot and Brown
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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Textiles: Pre 1900: item # 784578
Please refer to our stock # 04-17 when inquiring.
Silk Road Gallery
PO Box 2175
Branford, Connecticut 06405, USA
|The gorgeous padded silk on this late 19th century Japanese obi has the softness and subtle sheen found only on fine old obi. Unlike the stiff lining usually found on the maru style, a pliable padding was used on this one, which makes it smooth and inviting to the touch. The silver and apricot flowers gleam on a warm brown background. As a maru obi, the patterned silk covers both sides of the 12-3/4 foot length. The piece is in excellent condition throughout. Measurements: length 152" (381 cm), width 12-1/2" (32 cm).|