This item sold on October 1, 2012.
Woven silk with real silver and gold thread gorgeous and rich!! Photos do not do it justice
Orange background with stylised gold, silver black and cream repeat pattern
Fully lined and silk backed traditional vintage Obi
Photo 5 is the front edge and photo 2 is the centre unpatterned section which is not seen when the obi is worn
The back of the obi is also in plain orange silk
Very good condition no tarnish, pulls or wear but some light marks
FREE P&H in Australia!!!!!!!
Obi (帯, おび , literally "sash"?) is a sash for traditional Japanese dress, keikogi worn for Japanese martial arts, and part of kimono outfits.
A woman's formal obi can be 30 centimetres (12 in) wide and more than 4 metres (13 ft) long.
There are many types of obi, most for women: wide obis made of brocade and narrower, simpler obis for everyday wear. The fanciest and most colourful obis are for young unmarried women.The contemporary women's obi is a very conspicuous accessory, sometimes even more so than the kimono robe itself. A fine formal obi might cost more than the rest of the entire outfit.
Obis are categorised by their design, formality, material, and use. Informal obis are narrower and shorter.
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