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Sash (maru-obi)

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Gold, brown, and green silk obi with design of repeating stylized cloud motifs created by supplementary warp and weft patterning and a black silk satin backing.


Purchased by seller in Yamagata, Japan in 1995; Purchased by MFA June 27, 2007

Credit Line

Adrienne Iselin Gilbert Memorial Fund

Japanese, Meiji era, late 19th or early 20th century

Object Place

Northern Japan


Height x width: 31.4 x 358.1 cm (12 3/8 x 141 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Silk, supplentary warp and weft patterning; silk, satin-weave backing


Textiles and Fashion Arts