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Normally, I would not include an Obi that was not Museum quality or even unfinished...this particular piece, however, originally called out to me as an excellent personal choice for creating something for my own home. Never having gotten around to doing so, I am including it here in the hopes that someone else will be inspired...
DESCRIPTION: Fukuro Obi woven in Silk twill in an unusual shade of light coral with hand painted Oriental vases in pleasing colors.
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Japan
TYPE TEXTILE: The Fukuro Obi differs from the Maru Obi, the most formal of the Obi, by the fact that seams appear on each side of the Obi, rather than on one side only. It is usually decorated on one side with the reverse in a plain color.
APPROXIMATE DATE OR PERIOD: Taisho Era (1912 - 1926)
FABRIC CONTENT and CONDITION: Silk Obi with hand painted design in very good condition, even though the reverse side is only partially finished
FINISHED SIZE: 12 inches wide x 12 feet long; 8 1/3 feet on reverse side, lining only.
PRESENTATION: The finished side of this Fukuro Obi would make a delightful chest or table runner, while the hand painted Asian vases would make stunning pillows or small individual framed pieces.
A Certificate of Authenticity is included.
TTAC will personally
pack and ship at company expense within the continental United