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Obi

An obi is a kimono belt. It's style has changed over the years with the aim of making it easier to wear and put on.

Maru Obi- The maru obi is the most formal obi, it is the widest obi (approx 13 inches) and is very long with the pattern on both sides along it's length. In the middle of the 20th century it developed into the Fukuro obi, which is lighter in weight and more comfortable to wear. The pattern on it appears on the parts of the fabric that can be seen when the obi is worn. It can still be worn on ceremonial occasions but is also used for more casual wear.

Nagoya obi- the Nagoya obi became popular in the Taisho era (1912-1926). it has a narrow part for around the waist and a wide part for the decoration at the back of the wearer. Again it is easier to put on and more comfortable than the heavy Maru obi.

Hanhaba obi- the Hanhaba obi is half the width of the Maru obi and is worn for comfort with the casual kimono.

All obi make wonderful interior design statements. The textile collector will find all the Japanese Handicraft techniques used to decorate different obi, woven silk, embroidery and Yuzen dyeing to name a few.

OB2866 WOVEN SILK NAGOYA OBI, MEIJI FABRIC, CHRYSANTHEMUMS
NEW: OB2866 WOVEN SILK NAGOYA OBI, MEIJI FABRIC, CHRYSANTHEMUMS
OB2865 EARLY SHOWA SILK MARU OBI, PHOENIX, WAVES, ISLANDS
NEW: OB2865 EARLY SHOWA SILK MARU OBI, PHOENIX, WAVES, ISLANDS
OB2850 BLACK WOODEN OBI HANGER WITH CORD, TASSELS
OB2850 BLACK WOODEN OBI HANGER WITH CORD, TASSELS (Sold)
OB2849 RARE EARLY SHOWA MARU OBI, LARGE CRANES, PINES, CLOUDS
OB2849 RARE EARLY SHOWA MARU OBI, LARGE CRANES, PINES, CLOUDS (Sold)
OB2844 SUPER RARE MEIJI SILK MARU OBI, PLUMP SPARROWS AND BAMBOO
OB2844 SUPER RARE MEIJI SILK MARU OBI, PLUMP SPARROWS AND BAMBOO
OB2842 FUKURO OBI, FLYING CRANES
OB2842 FUKURO OBI, FLYING CRANES
OB2822 EARLY SHOWA ERA SILK MARU OBI, JAPANESE TEMPLE, MOUNTAINS, CRANES
OB2822 EARLY SHOWA ERA SILK MARU OBI, JAPANESE TEMPLE, MOUNTAINS, CRANES
OB2819 ANTIQUE MEIJI WOVEN SILK MARU OBI, CRANES AND CHRYSANTHEMUMS
OB2819 ANTIQUE MEIJI WOVEN SILK MARU OBI, CRANES AND CHRYSANTHEMUMS
OB2808 RARE TAISHO TEXTURED SILK, MARU OBI, CRANES, PHOENIX AND CLOUDS
OB2808 RARE TAISHO TEXTURED SILK, MARU OBI, CRANES, PHOENIX AND CLOUDS
OB2806 TAISHO GIRL'S HANHABA OBI, PHOENIX, FAN AND PEONY
OB2806 TAISHO GIRL'S HANHABA OBI, PHOENIX, FAN AND PEONY
OB2790 TAISHO SILK NAGOYA OBI, RARE DESIGN MANDARIN DUCKS
OB2790 TAISHO SILK NAGOYA OBI, RARE DESIGN MANDARIN DUCKS
OB2763 TAISHO MARU OBI, TSUZUMI DRUM AND PHOENIX, PEONY AND CHRYSANTHEMUMS
OB2763 TAISHO MARU OBI, TSUZUMI DRUM AND PHOENIX, PEONY AND CHRYSANTHEMUMS
OB2756 RARE TSUMUGI SILK OBI, BOKASHI WITH POEM, SIGNED AND SEAL OF ARTIST
OB2756 RARE TSUMUGI SILK OBI, BOKASHI WITH POEM, SIGNED AND SEAL OF ARTIST
OB2754 SUPERB MEIJI MARU SILK OBI, PHOENIX ROUNDELS
OB2754 SUPERB MEIJI MARU SILK OBI, PHOENIX ROUNDELS (Sold)
OB2724 RARE BLUE TAISHO MARU OBI, PHOENIX, PINES AND BAMBOO
OB2724 RARE BLUE TAISHO MARU OBI, PHOENIX, PINES AND BAMBOO
OB2723 MEIJI SILK MARU OBI, CRANES AND PINES
OB2723 MEIJI SILK MARU OBI, CRANES AND PINES
OB2714 HIGH QUALITY VINTAGE SILK MARU OBI, CRANES
OB2714 HIGH QUALITY VINTAGE SILK MARU OBI, CRANES
OB2657 SUPER RARE TAISHO SILK MARU OBI, SILVER PEACOCKS AND PINES
OB2657 SUPER RARE TAISHO SILK MARU OBI, SILVER PEACOCKS AND PINES
OB2656 SHIBORI SILK MARU OBI, CHRYSANTHEMUMS
OB2656 SHIBORI SILK MARU OBI, CHRYSANTHEMUMS
OB2648 SILK MARU OBI, SNOW, MOUNTAINS, CLOUDS
OB2648 SILK MARU OBI, SNOW, MOUNTAINS, CLOUDS

 
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