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Obi

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Length of fabric for obi with design of repeating karahana-type floral medallions in white silk and silver and gold metallic threads alternating back and forth along the sides of two gold metallic bands and on a purple twill-weave silk ground.

Provenance

Said to have been acquired in Japan by Vincent and Mary Grant Price, aunt and uncle of the donor's husband; 2002, inherited by the donor; 2007, gift to MFA (Accession date: December 12, 2007)

Credit Line

Gift from the Collection of Mary Grant Price

Japanese, 20th century

Object Place

Japan

Dimensions

Height x width: 243.8 x 68.6 cm (96 x 27 in.)

Accession Number

2007.962

Medium or Technique

Silk twill with supplementary synthetic metallic patterning wefts

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes