"Golden Sheen" 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.
Elegant design of overlapping bamboo fencing against a marble of golden shades. Golden brown back and blank front area. It might be a challenge to make out all of the subtleties of the color and patterning in the photo, but it's quite a lovely piece. It would be beautiful as a table center or to accent a formal tomesode kimono.
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.