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[Red and cream obijime with gold lame]

[Red and cream obijime with gold lame]
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obijime | cord
L: 49 in, Circum: 1.75 in
silk
cotton

, unknown

(2004.1.146)

Gift of Barbara Kawakami

Description

1 obijime : silk, cotton ; 49 x 1.75 (circumference) in.

Red and cream silk obijime (obi cord) stitched on the diagonal and stuffed with cotton. A piece of gold lamé fabric 0.75 in. wide separates the red and cream sections near ends. Two strips of cream fabric (0.5 in. wide) is sewn on red end sections which are stitched closed.

History
Obijime is a cord tied at the front of the obi that complements obi and kimono. Haruno Tazawa wore this obijime for formal occasion (bridal).

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