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"Floating Clouds" Fukuro Obi

"Floating Clouds" Fukuro Obi

Lovely Greens

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  • One-of-a-kind
  • Sourced from Japan
This listing is for a fukuro obi (see style description below) featuring a large cloud motif that seems to float behind an angle grid. Step back and you'll see that the grid is a hexagon shape - auspicious! - and like the clouds it is offset, which allows the mind of the view to complete the image. The clouds are silver or gold, trimmed in purple, green, or yellow, and the lines of the grid are gold edged in orange.

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.
Length: 11'
Width: 14"
Made In (Estimated): 1970s
Condition: Excellent
Fiber: Silk
Technique: Woven, Metallic Weave
Colors: Emerald Green, Gold
Motifs: Clouds, Grid, Hexagon, Honeycomb


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