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Length of silk for sash (obi)

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Length of silk for sash (obi) of uncut velvet with designs in gray on plain woven dark blue silk ground. Both selvedges exist, narrow tan and broader green stripe. Design: rows of cusped medallions of dragons alternating with floral (?) shapes in a ground of stiff three pointed leaf arabesque.

Provenance

Transferred from Asiatic Dept. to Textiles.

Credit Line

Gift of Ananda K. Coomaraswamy

Japanese, Edo period, 19th century

Object Place

Japan

Dimensions

Height x width: 24 x 17 in. (61 x 43.2 cm)

Accession Number

RES.40.79

Medium or Technique

Silk; cut and uncut velvet

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes