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"Camellia Sheen" Fukuro Obi

"Camellia Sheen" Fukuro Obi

Unusual Design

Regular price $75.00
Regular price Sale price $75.00
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  • Ships from NY
  • One-of-a-kind
  • Sourced from Japan
This listing is for a fukuro obi (see style description below) featuring huge blossoms which we are guessing are camellia but could easily be another flower. Large green leaves border the pink and purple iridescent petals, with the center of the flower being orange. The threads of the petals are mottled or so elaborately dyed that we find it a challenge to describe the color.

The background is black but there is a long, silvery white border on just one side of the obi that also carries over to the back side. An unusual piece!

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 wooden display rods to your order.
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Made In (Estimated): 1970s
Condition: Excellent
Material: Silk

SKU:0221obi22

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