Japanese Textiles and Folk Art

Maru Obi with Butterfly Motif

OBI 803 - $620.00


This maru obi is such a good example of sophisticated Japanese elegance. The obi has a simple pattern of butterfly with an irregular honeycomb-like pattern in the background. The color is relatively rare, cocoa-powder-brown and has a touch of mat silver and gold. The obi is made from truly fine silk and is surprisingly very lightweight. The another distinguished character of this obi is its' surface texture. It is almost iridescent and where you see the butterflies, they have a refined silky texture. Made from silk. Ca. Late 1800s to Early 1900s.

Dimensions: 13"wide and 156" long


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