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Obi

Obi

  • Place of origin:

    Japan (made)

  • Date:

    1930-1950 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Printed rayon

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Moe Co. Ltd.

  • Museum number:

    FE.150-2002

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Kimono are secured with a long waist sash called an obi. The fabric of this example is known as ro, which combines plain and gauze weave to produce a striped effect. This delicate material is combined with a simple and fresh design of flowers.

Physical description

Cream coloured obi, probably made of rayon. The garment is woven using a horizontal gauze weave (ro). It is decorated with printed flowers and butterflies in pink, red and purple and green grasses.

Place of Origin

Japan (made)

Date

1930-1950 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Printed rayon

Dimensions

Length: 319.5 cm, Width: 15.3 cm

Descriptive line

Obi probably made of rayon, Japan, 1930-1950

Materials

Rayon

Techniques

Printing

Subjects depicted

Butterflies; Flowers

Categories

Textiles; Clothing; Accessories

Collection

East Asia Collection

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