Obi Bags

No. 832 – Rose Lotus Obi

Wednesday, May 16th, 2018

Description:  Nearing the end of the Obi on this oh-so-popular pattern, displaying a blossoming lotus in rose with metallics abounding; lined in black satin.  The collectible button is vintage, etched and faceted, black glass; corresponding black shoulder cord.

Size:  6 W  X  10 L inches

Price:  $117.00




No. 830 – Black Arabesque with Tassel

Sunday, April 29th, 2018

Description:  Vintage silk from Nagoya Obi displays a large arabesque of flowers and leaves in a shimmering black metallic against a solid black field  (the effect is more subtle than the photo indicates).  The bag is lined in black satin.  Magnetic closure under the flap with a dramatic silver tassel topped by a sphere of “bling” in rhinestones; corresponding black shoulder cord.  A little drama never hurts!

Size:   6 W   X  9 1/2 L inches

Price:  $99.00




No. 744 – Wheels & Pines Obi

Wednesday, March 28th, 2018

Description:  Venerable silk from Maru Obi is all about soft greens with wheels, flowers and pines; lined in a tweed-y textured green satin.  The button is vintage in the same tone of green with a tiny brass flower bead dropped into the center for a modest touch of shine; corresponding bronze-green shoulder cord.

Size:  6 W  X  9 1/2 L inches

Price:  $91.00




No. 823 – Shimmering Beige Camellia Obi

Tuesday, March 13th, 2018

Description:  Vintage silk from Fukuro Obi is a shimmering feast for the eyes – is it beige or gold or both, with a touch of silver added to the mix?  Hard to define all the subtleties at work in this fabric; lined in a soft beige-gold satin.  This bag features the Obi Tuck treatment with the flap slipping under the crossed fabric; corresponding muted bronze shoulder cord.

Size:  6 W  X  9 1/4 L inches

Price:  $96.00




No. 822 – Pines & Bamboo Obi

Tuesday, March 13th, 2018

Description:  Ever popular vintage silk from venerable Maru Obi presents deep olive green scattered with pines and bamboo; lined in olive oil green satin.  The button is vintage, collectible, metal, with four dragons in a muted gold tone; corresponding coffee green shoulder cord.

Size:  6 W  X  9 1/2 L inches

Price:  $110.00




No. 711 – Obi Clutch – Golden Pagoda

Tuesday, March 13th, 2018

Description:  Fabulous vintage silk from Fukuro Obi uses heavy gold metallics to present an elegant pagoda surrounded by bamboo, maple leaves and flowers; lined in a chartreuse satin.  The bag has two inner compartments plus an extra pocket across the back inside compartment – plenty of room.  The button is heavy vintage brass rococo with an openwork design.  All clutches now have a 50-inch shoulder cord – this one is in a green-tinged gold.

Size:  10 1/2 W  X  8 1/2 L inches

Price:  $102.00




No. 821 – Salmon Shimmer Abstract Obi

Thursday, February 15th, 2018

Description:  Fabulous as ever is this vintage silk from Chuya Obi (for dance) with beautiful flowers and geometrics against a salmon-colored background – the shimmering metallics have a pinkish cast, therefore the lining is a lusciously muted pink satin.  The button is vintage, collectible, mother of pearl, set in such a manner as to pick up its pink highlights; corresponding metallic silver shoulder cord.

Size:  6 W  X  9 1/2 L inches

Price:  $93.00




No. 780 – Pomegranates Obi

Saturday, February 3rd, 2018

Description:  Luscious vintage pomegranate-colored silk from Fukuro Obi frames a panel of silk from a vintage Haori, displaying an abstract of pomegranates and leaves on orange; lined in a perfectly matched shade of satin.  The button is vintage, collectible, of unknown material; corresponding pomegranate toned shoulder cord.

Size:  6 1/4 W  X  9 1/2 L inches

Price:  $106.00

No. 813 – Autumn Hills Obi

Tuesday, November 14th, 2017

Description:  Vintage silk from Fukuro Obi in a luscious warm brown is glazed with golden metallic threads to create soft rolling hills in an abstract display; lined in a shimmering warm brown satin.  The button is vintage tortoise-shell in an Asian design; corresponding soft gold shoulder cord.  This is a stand-out piece for Fall – the photo does not do justice to the richness of the patina of this silk fabric!

Size:  6 W  X  9 3/4 L inches

Price:  $96.00




No. 809 – Charcoal with Streamers Obi

Friday, October 27th, 2017

Description:  Perfect for Fall into Winter – with black, with gray, with camel and brown – this vintage silk from Fukuro Obi is an ideal accompaniment; lined in charcoal satin.  The button is vintage, collectible, metal with a copper overlay; corresponding charcoal shoulder cord.  Understated elegance!

Size:  6 W  X  9 3/4 L inches

Price:  $98.00




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