Japanese Textiles and Folk Art

Meiji Yamagata Shonai Obi Sash

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Traditional stripe, called 'shima', is a simplest and ancient form of design, used here too in 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, deep indigo dye, a rare piece. Ca. late 1800s to early 1900s (Meiji era) 7"w 124" long (including the end fringes).


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