Length of silk for sash (obi)
Object Place: Japan
Height x width: 24 x 17 in. (61 x 43.2 cm)
Medium or Technique
Silk; cut and uncut velvet
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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.
Transferred from Asiatic Dept. to Textiles.
Gift of Dr. Ananda K. Coomaraswamy