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[Cream obijime with embroidered crane design]

[Cream obijime with embroidered crane design]
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obijime | cord
L: 52.75 in, Circum: 1.5 in
embroidery thread

, unknown


Gift of Barbara Kawakami


1 obijime : silk ; 52.75 x 1.5 (circumference) in.

Cream silk obijime (obi cord) with embroidered design of four cranes in cream, gold and red and eight partial mon design in gold. Ends of obijime are tied with thread leaving a small 0.5 in. fringe.

Obijime is a cord tied at the front of the obi that complements obi and kimono.

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