Vintage silk obi cushions

Ref: LV 2370

A pair of cushions handmade from a vintage pink
and white oriental Fukuro Obi woven with real silver
and silk thread depicting chrysanthemum flowers
and Edo Komon (a traditional repeating pattern)
Backed with dupion silk
Japanese Mid-Showa Period circa 1960

Size: 11 ¼ x 17 ¾ in / 29 x 45 cm each

£335.00 for the pair

Two pairs available

Obi, meaning sash, is a belt for traditional Japanese dress generally worn as part of kimono outfits. The obi for a man’s kimono is rather narrow, 10 cm wide at most, but a woman’s formal obi can be as wide as 30 cm and more than 4 metres long. The most intricate and colourful obis are generally made out of brocade for unmarried women and can often cost more than the kimono robe.

Obis frequently carry a variety of symbols. These cushions are embroidered with chrysanthemum flowers which are an auspicious symbol of beauty, rejuvenation and longevity.

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