Woman's sash (obi)

Japanese
late Edo or Meiji period
19th century


Object Place: Japan

Dimensions

Height x width: 33 x 159 in. (83.8 x 403.9 cm)

Accession Number

15.280

Medium or Technique

Silk satin-weave with silk and gilt paper strip discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Sash (obi) with overall design of interlocking circles with open flowers at the intersections of the lines, dragons roundels and stylized flower motifs in brown and light grayish-green silk and gilt paper strip discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts on a greenish-blue silk satin ground.

Provenance

Gift of Mrs. Walter Scott Fitz to the MFA on February 4, 1915

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Walter Scott Fitz