ObiArtist(s)JapaneseArtist NationalityJapanese (culture or style)Object Creation Datemid- to late-20th centuryMedium & SupportsilkDimensions
170 in x 12 in (431.8 cm x 30.48 cm)Credit LineGift of Mrs. Kazuko MiyakeSubject matter
This is a Sha fukuro obi in zentsuu gara.
Ro and Sha textiles, also called usumono, are thin, translucent fabrics used for summer kimonos.
The main difference between Ro and Sha is how they are woven.
Gara refers to the orientation, arrangement, and surface area of the patterns and pertains to a specific trend and obi tying style. In the Zentsuu gara type, the obi is entirely covered with designs, patterns, and motifs. The versatility of this patterning allows for a variety of obi tying styles.
dark violet-blue summer fukuro (single-sided) Obi with an interwoven light beige simplified wave motif.
Primary Object Classification Costume and Costume Accessories Primary Object TypeobiCollection AreaAsianRights
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