5269: SOLD-1930's Japanese Vintage Silk Brocaded Maru-obi sash, 164", x2 sides

5269 close-up silk 1930s maruobi,closeup 101
(Above:View of half length folded over)

Catalog #5269

Vintage 1930's Japanese Textile:

Rare and Exquisite Pre-War 1930's-1940's  Japanese Silk Piece 
Highest Level Marriage sash (Maru-obi)
Highly Ornate Brocade on Both Sides
Deconstructed at edges

For DIY, Craft,Clothing Design, Creative Upcycling Uses

164" (4.5yds/4.16m)  X 12.75" (32.39cm)



Item Details and Description

Fabric History/Pedigree:   This a special high-end maru-obi  (formal kimono sash) the double-sided typeworn at weddings; made in 1930s to 1940s using heavy brocade designs with strong gold metallic throughout. This maru-obi has been deconstructed, but only along the seams so that it folds out to width of  25.5 inches (64.8cm) of fully brocades fabric. No damage to the obi itself.

Fabric Description:  Maru-obi -- but especially this type from the 1930's --  is among the heaviest weight silks seen in Japanese obis and kimono, given all the brocade and interweaving using metallic threads and design throughout -- scarcely anyplace is without some sort of design work; In excellent condition for its age;  

Measurements:  164" (4.5yds/4.16m)  X 12.75" (32.39cm) (design on both sides so effectively of ornate brocade design.

Colors: Background is a pale tan but mostly there are golds in varying degrees of brightness and varying gold finishes (some burnished, some flat and others with more glitter); also, dominant use of darker shade of shuiro (orange-vermilion), lavender, black, copper, silver white edgings and whites(see close-ups); 

Motifs: These are classic Japanese traditional motifs associated with celebrations, high social status and wealth; Motif designs are on both sides and we show close-ups of the under(in)side brocade threads; Designs include: Royal floral cart procession with chrysanthemums and other flowers, stylized clouds, fans, bridge, country home(of wealthy person),  and many other small accents which are part of this celebratory motif.

Condition: Outstanding for its age, colors still strong, clean,no stains or tears; side and end stitches have been taken out;  parts of this lovely obi could be framed.

Suitable for framing, clothing and accessory designer purposes.

Please see all pictures for various close-ups. Please note that colors vary depending on monitor and device.

Regular price $ 0.00 Sale price $ 95.00

5269: SOLD-1930's Japanese Vintage Silk Brocaded Maru-obi sash, 164", x2 sides