Woman's sash (obi)
late 19th century
Object Place: Japan
Height x width: 13 3/8 x 152 3/4 in. (34 x 388 cm)
Medium or Technique
Silk satin-weave with silk discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts
Not On View
Sash (obi) with design of bamboo in gold silk discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts on a dark blue silk satin ground with a woven pattern of dragon roundels, swallows and, at one end, calligraphy.
By 1911, purchased by William Sturgis Bigelow (b. 1850 - d. 1926), Boston [see note 1]; 1911, gift of Bigelow to the MFA. (Accession Date: August 3, 1911)
 Much of Bigelow's collection of Asian art was formed during his residence in Japan between 1882 and 1889, although he also made acquisitions in Europe and the United States. Bigelow deposited many of these objects at the MFA in 1890 before donating them to the Museum's collection at later dates.
William Sturgis Bigelow Collection