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Obi Fragment

This textile is a 19th Century Japanese silk brocade obi fragment. The motif is a stylized dragon spewing flames. There is a pavilion with waves motif in roundels.

Obi was initially used in the kabuki in a thinner belt style, as the obi became wider by wearers it became fashionable with the populace. The obi represents politeness and elegance.

Circa: 19 Century

Origin: Japan

Material: Silk

Condition: Fair

Dimensions: 25.5" X 68"

Inventory number: TX4863



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