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Double Sided Parrot Obi

Double Sided Parrot Obi

Regular price $1,100.00 USD
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This double-sided obi was made in Japan in the early 20th century. It is made out of silk. One side is decorated with small birds on a deep purple background, while the other side is decorated with flowers and leaves on a light pink background. These patterns were made through a combination of hand-painting and printing.

Obi are the sashes worn with Japanese kimono. They are wrapped around the waist and tied following one of a number of particularly styled knots. The most formal obi are double sided, like this example, and the patterns on both sides are carefully spaced to give the greatest effect on the finished knot.

Circa: First half 20th century

Origin: Japan

Material: Silk

Condition: Excellent

Dimensions: 68" x 11.5"

Inventory number: TX4590

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Our vintage and antique pieces have traveled throughout the world and survived decades - maybe even centuries - of use. Do not expect them to be in perfect or *new* condition. Signs of their past makers and owners may be noticeable such as small holes, loose threads, & stains. In our opinion, this adds to their charm!