SiteMapNihongo
 Japanese American National Museum
Collections & Research

[Double-sided obi with peony design and star lily design, Ewa, Hawaii, 193-]

Tazawa, Haruno [ bio ]

[Double-sided obi with peony design and star lily design, Ewa, Hawaii, 193-]
Enlarge Image (87.8KB)

obi
L: 150 in, W: 11.5 in
silk
wool

Ewa, Hawaii, 193x

(2004.1.72)

Gift of Barbara Kawakami

Description

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

Chirimen (silk crepe) 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 large white and orange star lilies, gray and black lillies at edge, and blue-gray solid and crackled sharp pointed leaves on cream, pale yellow and pale gray blocks of color on other side. Peony pattern repeats approximately every 15 in. on wool fabric. Lily pattern repeats approximately every 28 in. on silk crepe.

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 2004.1.103.

All requests for permission to publish, reproduce, or quote from materials in this collection must be submitted to the Collections Management & Access Unit at the Japanese American National Museum (collections@janm.org).

 

 

Jump to Top of Page Japanese American National Museum

 
janm.org home
Copyright © 1998-2017 Japanese American National Museum
100 North Central Avenue, Los Angeles California 90012   ▪   phone: (213) 625-0414