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Bustle sash

Bustle sash

  • Place of origin:

    Japan (made)

  • Date:

    20th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Plain weave silk with tie-dyed decoration

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Miss D Daniels

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Red plain weave silk tie-dyed all over except for the ends. The resist dyeing forms a pattern of flying birds against small spots. The tie-dyeing technique puckers the fabric considerably.
Obi-age (bustle sashes) are used to cover the obi pad and hold the top of the obi in place. They are tied in front and the ends are tucked into the top of the obi.

Place of Origin

Japan (made)


20th century (made)



Materials and Techniques

Plain weave silk with tie-dyed decoration


Height: 115.0 cm, Width: 19.0 cm

Object history note

Belonged to the donor's brother, formerly Professor of Japanese at London University.

Registered File number 1983/2006.

Descriptive line

Obi-age, red plain weave silk with tie-dyed decoration, Japan, 20th century


Silk (textile)


Plain weave; Tie-dyeing

Subjects depicted



Textiles; Accessories


East Asia Collection

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