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Length of fabric for sash (obi)

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Length of fabric for woman's sash (obi), opened out, in crème silk cut and uncut velvet with design along one side of single red band and floral (?) pattern; along the other side are two bands of purple, one wider than the other, and bamboo leaf pattern.


William Sturgis Bigelow Collection; gift of William Sturgis Bigelow to the MFA on January 8, 1914

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William Sturgis Bigelow Collection

Japanese, Edo period, 19th century

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Height x width: 167 1/2 x 28 1/4 in. (425.5 x 71.8 cm)

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Silk cut and uncut pile (velvet) with satin-weave ground, gilt paper strips


Textiles and Fashion Arts