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[Double-sided obi with peony design on orange background and blue flower design on light blue, 193-]

[Double-sided obi with peony design on orange background and blue flower design on light blue, 193-]
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obi
L: 153 in, W: 12 in
silk

, 1930-1939

(2004.1.69)

Gift of Barbara Kawakami

Description

1 obi : silk ; 12 x 153 in.

Double-sided orange silk obi with floral design on beige, lavender and blue blocks of color. On one side two large orange and peach peony flowers with green leaf pattern repeats every 30 in. over 4 panels ending with one panel of blue flowers, while on the reverse side blue flowers with green leaves on beige background and small white sakura flowers on blue background repeat every 30 in. for 4 panels and end in one panel of 2 large orange and peach peonies. Tips of flowers petals are embroidered with satin thread on the end flower panel.

History
Belonged to Elsie Tazawa Ishihara, 1930s.

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