Woman's sash (obi-age)

Japanese
Late Edo or early Meiji era
19th century


Object Place: Japan

Dimensions

Height x width: 10 x 200 in. (25.4 x 508 cm)

Accession Number

41.771

Medium or Technique

Silk plain-weave crepe (chirimen), tie-resist dyed (shibori)

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Sash for securing obi (obi-age) with design of hemp leaf pattern (asanoha) made up of white spots created by the tie-dye technique (kanoko shibori) on a reddish-orange silk crepe ground.

Provenance

Gift of Mrs. Lois Lilley Howe to the MFA on November 13, 1941

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Lois Lilley Howe