5379: 1940's Japanese De-Constructed Obi, Heavy Woven Silk, 27" x 4+yards(68.6cmX3.9m)

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Catalog #5379

Vintage Japanese Textiles:

 1940's Japanese Heavily Woven Silk
Deconstructed Obi
Burgundy w/green lines and reverse

Width: 27 inches / 68.6 cm
Length: 4 Yards 13inches(3.98m)

US$49.00 

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Item Details and Description

Fabric History/Pedigree: 1940's fabric, was once an obi (sash), heavily woven on one side (burgundy), double wide with green backing; white brocade spots are worn. 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 from pre-war Japan (1940s) which is burgundy with white accents on front, green backing type fabric on reverse; diamond geometric shapes in green lines grid. 

Measurements: Width = 27 inches (68.6cm) ; Length= 4 yards 13" (3.98m) .
(NOTE: Pictures of main side (burgundy) show 14.5 inches width of the primary side (burgundy); obi is still folded at 14.5 inch mark so continuous width of the woven burgundy silk is 27 inches.}

Condition: Excellent for its age, except white round accents are worn and frazzled, main body of silk is excellent.

$ 49.00

5379: 1940's Japanese De-Constructed Obi, Heavy Woven Silk, 27" x 4+yards(68.6cmX3.9m)