Obi Bags

No. 928 – Obi Clutch – Emerald Bling

Monday, August 10th, 2020

Description:  Vintage silk from Fukuro Obi is all about metallics in the combining of black and emerald green with gold; two inner compartments and the extra pocket are lined in black satin.  The button is vintage, collectible, brass set with a faceted “emerald” center stone; corresponding black shoulder cord.  Look out Holidays!

Size:  10 1/2 W  X  9 H inches

Price:  $109.00




No. 927 – Obi Clutch – Golden Cascade

Monday, August 10th, 2020

Description:  Vintage silk from Chuya style Fukuro Obi presents a green-tinged background with a cascade of blossoming flowers in true gold; two inner compartments and the extra pocket are lined in gold satin.  Gold turk’s head tassel hangs over magnet closure; corresponding gold shoulder cord.

Size:  10 1/2 W  X  8 1/2 H inches

Price:  $103.00




No. 926 – Obi Clutch – Art Nouveau

Monday, August 10th, 2020

Description:  Fabulous vintage silk from Fukuro Obi in silvers and charcoals with windows of design in an Art Nouveau feel; two inner compartments and the extra pocket are lined in black satin.  The button is collectible, appearing to be a hammered pewter in a free form design; corresponding black shoulder cord.  Gorgeous!

Size:  10 1/2 W  X  8 1/2 H inches

Price:  $102.00




No. 925 – Obi Clutch – Deep Silver with Winter Tree

Monday, June 29th, 2020

Description:  Contemporary silk from Fukuro Obi is actually closer to a charcoal silver with a dramatic abstract inset of winter trees; two inner compartments and the extra pocket are lined in black satin.  The button is vintage, collectible, Victorian black glass; corresponding black shoulder cord.

Size:  10 1/2 W  X  8 1/2 L inches

Price:  $112.00




No. 924 – Obi Clutch – Silver Tweed Karabana

Monday, June 29th, 2020

Description:  This is the last of this gorgeous vintage silk Fukuro Obi pattern; two inner compartments and the extra pocket are lined in shimmering silver satin.  The button is vintage, collectible, stamped brass with steel cut surrounding a Goldstone/slag square cabochon; corresponding gold shoulder cord.

Size:  10 1/2 W  X  8 1/2 L inches

Price:  $113.00




No. 923 – Obi Clutch – Rustic with Frog Button

Monday, June 29th, 2020

Description:  Black canvas-like fabric formed the core of a Maru Obi before being re-purposed for this Clutch Bag.  Lining is a beige linen-like fabric also from the core of a Maru Obi.  There are two very roomy inner compartments and an extra pocket across the inside back.  The button is a composite of vintage pieces – the center is a black rim encasing the raised image of a frog which has been set into a brownish-black outer rim; corresponding jute shoulder cord.  NOTE:  The camera does not adequately capture the details of this bag – the frog is really adorable but the photo does not do it justice.

Size:  10 1/2 W  X  8 1/2 L inches

Price:  $103.00




No. 922 – Blue Tortoise Obi

Saturday, April 11th, 2020

Description:  Contempo silk from Fukuro Obi displays the tortoise shell pattern outlined in deep navy blue with lots of foil woven into teal, green, and soft gold; lined in navy blue satin.  Hanging over the magnet closure is an imposing piece of dichroic glass fashion into a large bead created by Lewis Wilson of New Mexico; corresponding navy blue shoulder cord.  NOTE:  When the bag wears out, this bead may be easily worn as a piece of jewelry.  The holes of this one of a kind hand-formed bead are large enough to allow even a chain necklace to be threaded through it (its stand-alone value is $46.00).

Size:  6 W  X  10 L inches

Price:  $130.00




No. 921 – Rustic Obi with Terra Cotta Button

Sunday, March 29th, 2020

Description:  Rustic core from a Maru Obi is attractively mottled with age spots from years stored away; lined in off-white muslin.  The button is hand-made terra cotta from Sedona, Arizona, and signed “Arlene” on the back; corresponding jute shoulder cord.

Size:  6 1/4 W  X  10 L inches

Price:  $104.00




No. 920 – Black Zig Zag Obi

Sunday, March 29th, 2020

Description:  Vintage black silk from Nagoya Obi is black on black in a zig zag pattern; lined in black satin.  The button is vintage stamped brass, cut steel and OME (other material embellishment); on the back is stamped “Gesetzlich Geschutzt”; corresponding black shoulder cord.

Size:  6 W  X  9 1/2 L inches

Price:  $109.00




No. 919 – Mountain Forest Obi

Sunday, March 29th, 2020

Description:  Gorgeous vintage silk Fukuro Obi is covered in trees as they climb up a mountain, blending shades of orange, green, with gold and soft lavender; lined in lavender satin.  The button is vintage, called a “jewel” button with a faceted orange center stone; corresponding gold shoulder cord.

Size:  6 W  X  9 1/2 L inches

Price:  $93.00