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"Golden Petals" Vintage Fukuro Obi

"Golden Petals" Vintage Fukuro Obi

Irises Perhaps

Regular price $99.00
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  • Ships from NY
  • One-of-a-kind
  • Sourced from Japan
This listing is for a fairly contemporary fukuro obi (perhaps 1980s?) in a very hard-to-capture shade of bright green. We think the reflection of the very bright gold of the flower petals confused the camera. (LOL) We believe the florals are meant to be irises, and each has hand embroidery in its center. Quite an eye-catching piecce - great for display but also quite wearable.

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 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: 12"
Made In (Estimated): 1970s
Condition: Excellent
Fiber: Silk
Technique: Woven, Metallic Weave
Colors: Green, Gold
Motifs: Floral


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