Length of silk for sash (obi)

Japanese
Meiji era
19th century


Object Place: Japan

Dimensions

Overall (Full loom width): 109.2 x 69.2 cm (43 x 27 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.24805

Medium or Technique

Silk; twill-weave ground with supplementary weft patterning

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

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.

Provenance

By 1911, purchased by William Sturgis Bigelow (b. 1850 - d. 1926), Boston [see note 1]; 1911, gift of Bigelow to the MFA. (Accession Date: August 3, 1911)

NOTES:
[1] 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.

Credit Line

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection