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"Treasure Ship" Vintage Japanese Obi
"Treasure Ship" Vintage Japanese Obi

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Cranes in Flight
Our Price: $160.00

Quantity in Stock:1
Product Code: 0422OBI4


This listing is for a fukuro obi (see style description below) with a maru obi patterning. "Maru" is an even more formal version of an obi, and ones that feature these traditional elements - cranes, taiko drums, bamboo, mums, a treasure ship and auspicious Buddhist symbols - are typically called antique. This seems to be a more modern nod to those antique obi, with brighter colors and patterning on just one side (whereas maru obi are patterned on both sides).

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.

Obi Display Ideas
Different Styles of Obi

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