Obi

Japanese
20th century


Object Place: Japan

Dimensions

Height x width: 403.9 x 66.7 cm (159 x 26 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

2007.961

Medium or Technique

Silk twill with supplementary synthetic metallic patterning wefts

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Contemporary Art, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Length of fabric for obi with repeating design of chrysanthemum and paulownia over a linked tortoiseshell pattern (kikko-mon) in white silk and gold and silver metallic thread on an orange twill-weave silk ground.

Provenance

Said to have been acquired in Japan by Vincent and Mary Grant Price, aunt and uncle of the donor's husband; 2002, inherited by the donor; 2007, gift to MFA (Accession date: December 12, 2007)

Credit Line

Gift from the Collection of Mary Grant Price