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"Brocaded Fans" Vintage Japanese Obi
"Brocaded Fans" Vintage Japanese Obi

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Our Price: $125.00

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Product Code: 0422OBI12


This listing is for a fukuro obi (see style description below) that is absolutely stunning. Large folding fans float along the edges, each decorated with one of four featured florals. And the background is an elaborately patterned diamond grid behind a fog pattern filled with ferns in a gray-blue. Notice how the fans are incomplete - trailing off the edge of the obi - this is an intentional and quintessential Japanese design tradition. It allows the mind to complete the image, which draws attention and thought to the piece that create a unique connection between object and viewer.

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 30" wooden display rods to your order.

Different Styles of Obi
Obi Display Ideas

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