Obi Bags

No. 816 – Black Geometry Obi

Thursday, November 30th, 2017

Description:  Vintage black silk from Nagoya Obi combines the geometric pattern from the front side of the Obi with the solid side panels from the reverse side of the same Obi; lined in black satin.  The button is vintage, collectible, black glass with the four-pointed “star” as the focal, and overlaid in silver; corresponding black shoulder cord.  Beautiful synergy!

Size:  6 W  X  9 1/2 L inches

Price:  $121.00




No. 815 – Rustic with Metal Abstract

Thursday, November 30th, 2017

Description:  Rustic core from Maru Obi is mottled with the traces of antiquity; lined in off-white muslin from a Fukuro Obi core.  Over the magnet closure hangs a free-form metal abstract pendant designed by a jeweler, with the addition of a tiny cultured pearl nestled in one of its crinkly folds; corresponding 50-inch jute shoulder cord.  NOTE:  When the bag wears out, the pendant may be re-hung on chain, leather or ribbon, and worn as a necklace.

Size:  6 W  X  9 1/2 L inches

Price:  $155.00




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. 811 – Bright Blue Wave Obi

Friday, October 27th, 2017

Description:  Make an unabashedly strong statement in this bright blue vintage silk from Fukuro Obi, with “waves” in gold and silver metallic threads; lined in a brilliant blue satin.  The button is convex, gilded, coconut; corresponding gold shoulder cord.

Size:  6 W  X  9 3/4 L inches

Price:  $95.00




No. 810 – Purple Butterfly Garden Obi

Friday, October 27th, 2017

Description:  Another harbinger of Fall is this deeply purple-navy vintage silk from kimono panel, covered in Autumnal flowers with a butterfly dropping in to join the colors; lined in a rich, light, cafe-colored satin.  The button is modern and from India; corresponding cafe-colored shoulder cord.

Size:  6 W  X  9 3/4 L inches

Price:  $95.00




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




No. 807 – Thistle Arabesque Obi

Friday, October 6th, 2017

Description:  Two different vintage silk Fukuro Obi combine here with the thistle pattern being framed by the shimmering silver gray of the side panels; lined in shimmering silver satin.  Hanging over the magnet closure is an amazing copper glazed, metal gingko leaf pendant; corresponding pewter colored shoulder cord.  Talk about “one of a kind” – this is definitely it!  When the bag wears out, the pendant may be worn as a piece of jewelry.

Size:  6 W  X  9 1/2 L inches

Price:  $118.00




No. 808 – Mustard Maru Obi

Friday, October 6th, 2017

Description:  The last Obi Bag to be made from this venerable old silk combines pines with flowers in a classic pattern; lined in a green-gold satin.  The collectible button is an amazing etched bakelite in the exactly perfect color; corresponding coffee bean colored shoulder cord.

Size:  6 W  X  9 1/2 L inches

Price:  $112.00




No. 806 – Zentsuu with Bamboo Obi

Friday, October 6th, 2017

Description:  Vintage silk zentsuu Obi (meaning continuous pattern on one side) is framed by sold panels from the backside of the same Obi; lined in gold satin.  The button is a combination of a vintage black base topped by a collectible brass button displaying a heron; corresponding gold shoulder cord.  Stunning!

Size:  6 W  X  9 1/2 L inches

Price:  $108.00




No. 804 – Blue Green Mountains Obi

Saturday, September 23rd, 2017

Description:  Vintage silk kimono panel reminds of mountains blooming in an abstraction of colors; lined in a subtle gun-metal blue satin.  The button is vintage, collectible, with the pagoda tinged in blue and set in a brass rim; corresponding gun-metal colored shoulder cord.

Size:  6 W  X  9 1/2 L inches

Price:  $106.00




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