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"Butterflies" Vintage Maru Obi Yardage
"Butterflies" Vintage Maru Obi Yardage

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Our Price: $25.00
Sale Price: $19.00

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Product Code: 0321FAB4

This listing is for one yard of vintage fabric from a formal vintage Japanese maru obi meant to be worn in the summertime. The panel is "double wide" - woven so it can be folded in half to be the 14" standard width for an obi. Maru obi are the highest level of formality for an obi, so the weaving, design, and materials are always quite valuable.

The design of this fabric features two large images - a butterfly outlined in black so that it really pops against the light pastel colors of the background. The second image is a large fan, highly decorated, but woven in the same colors as the background, so the effect is quite subtle.

As mentioned above, this fabric is 28" wide and the listing is for one yard of this fabric. You're likely to get at least two iterations of the butterfly and fan pattern in one yard. Multiple pieces may be available and, if you're ordering two yards, continuous yardage will be sent IF it is available.

Although we cannot guarantee the age of this piece, we suspect it is from the 1950s or perhaps older. It was worn as an obi but for some reason "deconstructed" to remove the lining. So you will find a seam line down the center that perhaps could be steamed out, as well as previous seam line, and there are a few minor blemishes (see last photo) that may need to be worked around or trimmed away. The inspiring designs, hand work, and the ageless beauty of vintage Japanese textiles make all the extra work so worthwhile.

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