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"Red Mums" Child's Vintage Japanese Maru Obi
vintage Japanese obi belt


 
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Narrow Formal
Our Price: $75.00
Material: Silk
Length (inches): 11'
Width (inches): 8.5"
Condition: Excellent Vintage

Quantity in Stock:1
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Product Code: 0620OBIN3


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Description
 
What a fun obi this is! It might have been for a child or teen, worn for a formal event such as a festival or performance. It is a maru-style obi - the most formal version - but it's more narrow than usual, and more flashy!

We suspect that the gold section was made with finely sliced paper covered with gold leaf. This technique is called saganishiki, where precious metals (silver, gold, or platinum) are bonded to washi paper and then the paper is sliced so thin it can be woven like thread. Click here to read more about this amazing technique.

The pattern of bright red florals with yellow centers, nestled between wavy bands is bold and festive - making this a wonderful accent piece for contemporary decor.

As a maru style obi - it is patterned on both sides, so it's reversible! See videos below on the different styles of obi as well as creative ways to display them.
Obi Display Ideas
Different Styles of Obi

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