"Emerald Peacock" Fukuro Obi
This is a fukuro obi - wide for the entire length, plain on the backside and a patterned design only on the front. There is a one yard "blank" section on the front, as is common with contemporary fukuro obi, where some cost can be saved by leaving it blank where the first wrap layer of the belt portion occurs, since it doesn't show to the public.
A fantastically arranged formal obi with bright emerald green as the featured color, though reds, silkver gold and even a bit of purple was used. Elaborately woven peacocks repeat all along the length of this contemporary obi, surrounded by peonies, plum blossoms, and flowing water. Solid cream back and blank front section. Really a treasure!
See the video below to learn about the different styles of obi.
If you’re interested in purchasing an obi to display, we recommend Design with Obi. Click here to find it on Amazon.com. If you’re looking for ideas on how to tie the obi with your kimono, there are some great suggestions in The Book of Kimono. Click here to find it on Amazon.com. Click here to see all of the kimono and Kyoto-related books in our reference library.