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Fukuro Silk Obi with Heian Period Courtiers

Fukuro Silk Obi with Heian Period Courtiers


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Textiles: Pre 1910: Item # 931787

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A Japanese obi has the look of a pointillist painting in green, cranberry, peach and yellow. Brocade weaving of small brilliant dots creates the ceremonial court attire worn by officials during Japan’s Heian Period, with colorful robes and the distinctive high black hats of the era. Lustrous silk dots form the imperial setting on a taupe background. This is a fukuro style obi, meaning that the design fully covers one side of the long obi, and on the reverse side, the brocade pattern is used at both ends, with the taupe silk showing for the remainder of the length. This unusual late 19th century obi is in very good condition. The length is 128” (328 cm), width 12” (30.5 cm) SEE MORE ITEMS IN OUR COLLECTION AT WWW.SILKROAD1.COM