Obi

Japanese
20th century


Object Place: Japan

Dimensions

Height x width: 243.8 x 68.6 cm (96 x 27 in.)

Accession Number

2007.962

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 design of repeating karahana-type floral medallions in white silk and silver and gold metallic threads alternating back and forth along the sides of two gold metallic bands and on a purple 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