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"Medallion Floral" Fukuro Obi
vintage Japanese obi belt


 
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Elaborate Weave
Our Price: $99.00
Material: Silk
Condition: Excellent Vintage

Quantity in Stock:1
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Product Code: 0221OBI9


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Description
 
This listing is for a fukuro obi (see style description below) featuring a festive design of huge roundels - offset to allow the imagination to complete the image. The edging is a lacy scallop and the inner floral seems like a sunburst. Orange, white and green around the center purple four-petal floral. Behind the medallion is a hexagon grid - each section symbolizing the tortoise shell, which represents long life and prosperity. The backside is a rich orange.

Fukuro obi are a formal and semi-formal style of obi belt suitable for special occasions and should be worn with a formal kimono, though they also make beautiful tapestry displays or runners for table, piano, mantle, or book case.

The obi is approximately 14" wide and 9' long, with patterning on one side only. The backside is typically a solid color, and the same solid color fabric appears for an approximately one yard section on the front, patterned side. (This "blank" area would be where the first wrap layer of the belt portion occurs - never seen by the public - and would reduce the cost of an already expensive item.)

See the videos below to learn about the different styles of obi as well as ways to use them in your decor. If you're planning to display the obi, consider adding one of our wooden display rods to your order.

Different Styles of Obi
Obi Display Ideas

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