Length of silk for sash (obi)
Object Place: Japan
Overall (Full loom width): 109.2 x 69.2 cm (43 x 27 1/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Silk; twill-weave ground with supplementary weft patterning
Not On View
Length of silk for sash (obi) with repeating design of Ôtafuku (or Ôkame), the goddess of mirth, is various sizes and poses in pink and purple silk supplementary weft patterning on a dark purple silk ground.
 Much of Bigelow's collection of Asian art was formed during his residence in Japan between 1882 and 1889, although he also made acquisitions in Europe and the United States. Bigelow deposited many of these objects at the MFA in 1890 before donating them to the Museum's collection at later dates.
William Sturgis Bigelow Collection