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OB2975 RARE TSUME TSUZURI, NAIL WEAVING SILK NAGOYA OBI, MANDARIN DUCKS

OB2975 RARE TSUME TSUZURI, NAIL WEAVING SILK NAGOYA OBI, MANDARIN DUCKS

Price:

£115

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Age:

Vintage, unused.

Measurements:

Width 12 inches ( 30.4 cms )

Condition:

Excellent, a few scratches on the box, see photo.

Description:

This is a wonderful silk nagoya obi, technique is called Tsume Tsuzuri, tsume means nail weaving in Japanese. The warp threads are in place over the obi design and the weaver weaves the weft threads using their nails (nails are filed and look a little like a fine saw) to create the design. This is a labour intensive technique and most weavers can only achieve one inch per day, imagine how long it takes to create this lovely obi. The design is of a pair of mandarin ducks, in winter scene, on grey/white silvery background. The obi comes in the original paulownia wooden box with signature. Collector's item !

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