4m length Antique Fabric Vintage Japanese Maru Obi Silk Brocade Oriental Kimono
Antique Vintage Japanese Maru Obi Silk Brocade. Lavish Silk Brocade with gold threads, a gorgeous length of opulent silk, once a formal Maru Obi so when worn patterned on both sides, the Obi is shown open so double its original folded width, there are no stitches present or inner lining. Please note the central fold which has left a scar in the fabric, the fabric has not been pressed and whilst this would diminish the crease, it is likely that it would not disappear completely. The fabric has a selvage/finished edge to all sides. The continuous pattern which runs along the whole length of the silk panel features stylised emerald pines, rich copper chrysanthemums, and delicate blossom covered lacquer boxes tied with silk cords, bows and tassels. The beautiful design has a background of matt gold with darker shaded and stippled silver cloud forms.
The fabric is very luxurious, shimmering with precious metal tones, gold metallic threads have been used in parts of the brocade, creating a fabric which is as rich and beautiful as Japanese Cloisonné, you can certainly see why a Maru Obi was the most expensive and sought after of its type. The thick silk weave retains its original robust quality; this Antique brocade is highly prized for its sumptuous designs and the superior quality which allows it to be sculpted into the desired shape. The length of hand woven brocade silk is in very good condition.
Traditional Japanese textile art, this would create a highly decorative wall hanging/ could be used for costume or upholstery projects. Many thanks for viewing my listing. The item "4m length Antique Fabric Vintage Japanese Maru Obi Silk Brocade Oriental Kimono" is in sale since Wednesday, April 18, 2018. This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian/Oriental Antiques\Japanese\Textiles". The seller is "20thcenturyliberation" and is located in cambridgeshire.
This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Original/Repro: Antique Original
- Age: 1900-1940
- Product: Textile
- Region of Origin: Japanese
- Primary Material: silk
- Sub-Type: obi