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Reversible brocade obi with medallion patterns in gold-leafed paper (kinran) and pale yellow silk floss.
Japanese (Japanese (culture or style))
Saga nishiki style brocade reversible fukuro obi; one side with woven gold medallions on lime green; the other with woven gold medallions on white
1940 – 1960
Gift of Howard and Patricia Yamaguchi
2005/1.329
Olive colored silk with wax-resist dyed (rokutsuzome) floral patterns in white, rose, green, and blue; floral patterns further embellished with embroidery originally in white thread, dyed at the same time as floral patterns.  Embroidery thread sometimes shot with some strands of gold.
Japanese (Japanese (culture or style))
Olive Nagoya-style obi with wax-resist dyed floral medallions in white, rose, green, and blue
1930 – 1940
Gift of Howard and Patricia Yamaguchi
2005/1.339
Fukuro obi made from pink silk with hexagonal medallion pattern.  Inside the medallions are images of plants and abbreviated landscapes.
Japanese (Japanese (culture or style))
Pink fukuro obi with woven designs of green and white plants and landscapes in hexagonal medallions
1925 – 1949
Gift of Howard and Patricia Yamaguchi
2005/1.337
Black silk damask with interwoven paulownia pattern; plum blossoms embroidered in solver, gold, and gunmetal gray metallic threads, and persimmon, brown, and black silk threads.
Japanese (Japanese (culture or style))
Black Nagoya-style obi in sateen weave (shusu) with embroidered plum blossom designs
1930 – 1950
Gift of Howard and Patricia Yamaguchi
2005/1.331
Gold-toned metal with inlaid stone (pietra dura) design on face, cut-out iris on reverse,
Japanese (Japanese (culture or style))
Obidome (obi brooch) with iris design in inlaid stone
1925 – 1940
Gift of Howard and Patricia Yamaguchi
2005/1.367
Gray obi with light blue wavy design that looks like a river with dark blue ripples.  White flower petals float alongside the river, and so do five designs that appear to be hooded cloaks or pieces of cloth.
Japanese (Japanese (culture or style))
Obi
20th century
Gift of the Stuart D. Paine Asian Collection
2009/1.543
<p>Sheer black Ro summer Obi with eight embroidered silver-beige and various blue modified &ldquo;Kotobuki&rdquo;.</p>
Japanese (Japanese (culture or style))
Obi
1925 – 1999
Gift of Mrs. Kazuko Miyake
2016/2.29
Metal lion with flowing mane and tail.  Gold inlaid spits decorate his body and color his eyes.  The lion's head is thrown impossibly backwards, allowing a view of the head as if from above.  The golden eyes look upwards.
Japanese (Japanese (culture or style))
Obidome (obi brooch) in shape of dancing lion
1950 – 1975
Gift of Howard and Patricia Yamaguchi
2005/1.368
Single layer (hitoe) white silk weft with silver-coated threads for warp; appliqued patches in kinran brocade (paper, coated with gold in several tones) featuring rhododendrum blossoms.
Japanese (Japanese (culture or style))
Silvery white hitoe obi for summer with appliquéd patches of Saga brocade with rhododendrum blossom (shakunage) design
1960 – 1970
Gift of Howard and Patricia Yamaguchi
2005/1.338
Aqua-gold fabric woven from turquoise warp and aqua-and pale gold-covered paper (kinran) weft, for a shimmering aqua-gold ground.  The deco-style daffodil patterns are surihaku in three shades of gold.  Plain weave aqua silk lining.
Japanese (Japanese (culture or style))
Aqua and gold ffukuro obi with gold daffodil design
1970
Gift of Howard and Patricia Yamaguchi
2005/1.333
Beige dupioni (tamaito) silk with hand-painted landscape designs depicted streams and bridges in wooded mountains.  Ground fabric possible dyed with tea.
Sensh
Beige Nagoya-style obi with landscapes painted by Takizawa Kôyû
1940 – 1960
Gift of Howard and Patricia Yamaguchi
2005/1.332
Maru obi with ivory colored sateen weave silk (shusu) with large woven paulownia designs in gold-leafed paper (kinran)
Japanese (Japanese (culture or style))
Obi
1970 – 1980
Gift of Howard and Patricia Yamaguchi
2005/1.328
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