5378: Silk Table-Runner From Vintage Japanese Maru-obi, Peonies,Plum Blossom,46"
Accessories and Decor Items
Made from Vintage Japanese Textiles:
Peonies & Plum Blossom Brocade Obi Silk Table-Runner, with cotton backing liner
Width: 13.75 inches / 34.9 cm
Length: 46 inches (115.8cm)
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Item Details and Description
Fabric History/Pedigree: A surprise mixed in with some kimonos from a Japanese kimono cleaner (see 'Arai-Hari' below); Lovely, clean fine silk table runner with cotton fabric backing. Made from a high quality obi, probably an upper-end maruobi, the most decorative type obi(sash); age is estimated, probably 60's or earlier; Found in lots from Arai Hari (special Japanese kimono cleaner -- see info on Arai-Hari HERE from John Marshall, expert on Japanese textiles).
Fabric Type: Thick high-quality heavily woven silk brocaded and interwoven, some metallic gold thread at places; background is orange-vermillion (also called shuiro); other colors: peach, white,burnished gold, a few small black accents; Large Peonies with pum blossoms and other tradtional background fields evocative of shibori dotted look.
Measurements: Width: 13.75 inches / 34.9 cm; Length: 46 inches (115.8cm)
Condition: Excellent for its age, clean and ready to use.
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