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"Pink Blossom 1" Japanique Tapestry

"Pink Blossom 1" Japanique Tapestry

Narrow Obi Hanging

Regular price $33.00
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  • Ships from NY
  • One-of-a-kind
  • Sourced from Japan
This listing is for a display piece made from the narrow belt portion of a vintage Japanese nagoya-style obi. Nagoya obi are a challenge to display (because a third of it is 13"-14" wide and 2/3rds of it is folded over to half that width to make wrapping the belt portion easier). We separate the wide from the narrow portion and create two display pieces - one wide, one narrow. (Wide section listed separately.)

This tapestry is a summer ro silk - light and airy - but with a stiff white liner that keeps it straight for display. Woven in the center is a large pink floral with seven petals and a silver star of line coming from the center.

We suspect that the artisan used a specialized weaving technique called tsuzure, where the weaver uses tiny notches filed into their fingernails to beat the weft threads into place. It's delicate and painstaking work. See video below for more info.

Similar patterning on the back but the piece is not reversible because of the display sleeve sewn at the top.

We keep the conversion simple - basically cutting the obi, folding one end over to create a sleeve for a display rod, and stitching that in place. A simple chopstick was used in the photos (not included), because the tapestry is short and lightweight.
Length: 19"
Width: 6"
Made In (Estimated): 2020s
Condition: Excellent
Fiber: Silk
Technique: Woven
Colors: Black, Pink
Motifs: Floral


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