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[Double-sided obi with peony design and embroidered lavender flowers on pink and coral brocade design, Ewa, Hawaii, 193-]

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[Double-sided obi with peony design and embroidered lavender flowers on pink and coral brocade design, Ewa, Hawaii, 193-]
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obi
L: 140 in, W: 11 in
silk
wool

Ewa, Hawaii, 193x

(2004.1.103)

Gift of Barbara Kawakami

Description

1 obi : silk, wool ; 11.5 x 150 in.

Silk and wool (mosu) awase obi featuring large pink and orange peonies with green/light green leaves and stems over cream colored palm leaves on red background on one side and pale pink and coral pink brocade with embroidered lavender flowers on other side.

History
Worn by Elsie Tawaza Ishihara, 1930's. Mosu fabric after it served its purpose (worn and faded) it was made into diaper covers. Fabric was water-repellent. Peony pattern fabric is the same as 2004.1.72.

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