Sash (maru-obi)

Japanese
Meiji era
late 19th or early 20th century


Object Place: Northern Japan

Dimensions

Height x width: 28.9 x 321.6 cm (11 3/8 x 126 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

2007.508

Medium or Technique

Silk damask (rinzu)

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Black silk damask (rinzu) obi with pattern of cranes, pine, fans, and chrysanthemum. This obi was probably worn as part of mourning wear.

Provenance

Purchased by seller in Yamagata, Japan in 1995; Purchased by MFA June 27, 2007

Credit Line

Adrienne Iselin Gilbert Memorial Fund