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"Periwinkle Mums" Han Maru Obi
"Periwinkle Mums" Han Maru Obi


 
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This is a maru obi - the highest level of formality - but it is only half the width of the standard maru obi. ("Han" means "half" in Japanese.) This could be by design or more likely this obi was re-made from a wider obi (perhaps it was damaged or a more narrow obi was needed for the occasion). Like a maru obi, it is features a woven pattern on both sides with traditional motifs.

This obi is a heavily woven brocade with a design that includes florals and an Oo (or Ho-O) bird of Japanese mythology - similar to a phoenix. The colors of this obi are lovely - greens, pinks, and grays on a dark cream background, and the use of a soft periwinkle on the larger mums is somewhat unusual and quite lovely.

The obi is 6 inches wide and 8.5 feet long - slightly shorter than a traditional maru obi. There are subtle signs of age but is in overall very good condition.

Maru obi make elegant table runners or dramatic wall displays.

Watch the videos below to learn about all the various styles of obi and how you can display.

Obi Display Ideas
Different Styles of Obi

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