Japanese Textiles and Folk Art
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Meiji Yamagata Shonai Shima Obi Sash
MISC1403A Sold. Thank you.
A dynamic and traditional strip pattern (called 'shim') over deep indigo dye, beautifully woven with embellished fringed ends, the Shonai region of Yamagata prefecture, woven by Izari-handloom with cotton for warp and recycle rice paper, called 'hankoshi or hogoshi, for weft, a frugal concept and tradition of the era and the region, the worn edge of one side is charmingly repaired with kasuri ikat fabric, a rare piece. Ca. late 1800s to early 1900s.
5.25" wide 140" long