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Sash (maru-obi)

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Black silk damask (rinzu) obi with pattern of cranes, pine, fans, and chrysanthemum. This obi was probably worn as part of mourning wear.

Provenance

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

Dimensions

Height x width: 28.9 x 321.6 cm (11 3/8 x 126 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

2007.508

Medium or Technique

Silk damask (rinzu)

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes