Length of fabric for sash (obi)

Japanese
Edo period
19th century


Object Place: Japan

Dimensions

Height x width: 167 1/2 x 28 1/4 in. (425.5 x 71.8 cm)

Accession Number

14.4

Medium or Technique

Silk cut and uncut pile (velvet) with satin-weave ground, gilt paper strips

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Length of fabric for woman’s sash (obi), opened out, in crème silk cut and uncut velvet with design along one side of single red band and floral (?) pattern; along the other side are two bands of purple, one wider than the other, and bamboo leaf pattern.

Provenance

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection; gift of William Sturgis Bigelow to the MFA on January 8, 1914

Credit Line

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection