japanese traditional obi belt: detail of fabric pattern
OB-003 Japanese traditional silk brocaded obi belt for kimono, 1950's

Japanese traditional sash belt for kimono - OBI with lavish use of gold and silver threads are important kimono accessories. These long sumptuous sashes were often given more attention than the kimono themselves. They were frequently more expensive than kimono. And traditional Japanese obi belt is real work of fine art.
'Fukuro' type obi were slightly less formal them 'maru' type, and first appeared in the late 1920s. Because only one side was brocaded they were less expensive than 'maru' both sides brocaded obi sash.  Japanese vintage and antique obi can be used as fabulous table runners, or runners for credenzas or hang it as wall decoration and so on, according your own ways to display these luxurious Japanese textile.

This is 'fukuro' sash belt with fine floral, butterflies and birds of Paradise motif  on black silk brocaded background. Inner side is black colored silk.
Excellent conditions.
Around 1950's.
Dimension: 30 x 405 cm
Excellent condition

Price: US$ 195.00

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