Length of silk for sash (obi)

Japanese
Edo period
19th century


Object Place: Japan

Dimensions

Height x width: 24 x 17 in. (61 x 43.2 cm)

Accession Number

RES.40.79

Medium or Technique

Silk; cut and uncut velvet

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Length of silk for sash (obi) of uncut velvet with designs in gray on plain woven dark blue silk ground. Both selvedges exist, narrow tan and broader green stripe. Design: rows of cusped medallions of dragons alternating with floral (?) shapes in a ground of stiff three pointed leaf arabesque.

Provenance

Transferred from Asiatic Dept. to Textiles.

Credit Line

Gift of Dr. Ananda K. Coomaraswamy