Obi Bags

No. 886 – Ocean Obi

Monday, May 20th, 2019

Description:  Contemporary Zentsuu (meaning full pattern on one side) Fukuro Obi employs a unique rippling effect in a soft cascade of colors reminding of a stormy ocean; lined in a shimmering mauve satin.  The button is vintage silver in a swirling design, as in the roiling of ocean waves; corresponding pewter shoulder cord.

Size:  6 W  X  10 L inches

Price:  $99.00




No. 885 – Purple Arabesque Obi

Monday, May 20th, 2019

Description:  Vintage silk from Fukuro Obi combines a lush arabesque of flowers and leaves against a soft purple field – this fabric has been much loved by customers and this bag is the last of the Obi Bag style produced from it.  The bag is lined in a silver satin.  The button is vintage metal in silver leaf with a faceted center stone of purple; corresponding pewter shoulder cord.  NOTE:  With apologies the camera distorted the solid colored body – there is no rippling design in the fabric.

Size:  6 W  X  9 1/2 L inches

Price:  $105.00




No. 875 – Burgundy with Swirls Obi

Wednesday, May 15th, 2019

Description:  Vintage silk from kimono panel is a rich burgundy with swirls and scroll work in gray outlined in black and punctuated with a strip of black grosgrain; lined in black satin.  The button is direct from Paris in a smokey mother of pearl; corresponding black shoulder cord.

Size:  6 W  X  9 1/2 L inches

Price:  $108.00




No. 869 – Winter Trees Obi

Wednesday, May 15th, 2019

Description:  Ghostly trees and dark, cloudy skies portend the coming winter in this vintage silk from Fukuro Obi; lined in black satin.  The collectible button is vintage metal set with a stone of unknown material; corresponding black shoulder cord.

Size:  6 W  X  9 1/2 L inches

Price:  $109.00




No. 873 – Cross-Stitch Arabesque Obi

Wednesday, May 15th, 2019

Description:  Textured silk from Fukuro Obi is a lavish display of flowers and foliage in the arabesque manner on a true red field; lined in a true red satin.  The button is vintage, Art Deco, in a glorious golden yellow; corresponding true red shoulder cord.  This bag is all about sunshine and happy days!

Size:  6 W  X  10 L inches

Price:  $95.00




No. 868 – Black Arabesque Obi with Pendant

Wednesday, May 15th, 2019

Description:  Black on black dramatic arabesque in vintage silk from a Nagoya Obi is framed by black silk side panels; lined in black satin.  The swoosh pendant is a vintage piece of heavy metal with a patina of both silver and copper hanging over a magnet close; corresponding black shoulder cord.

Size:  6 W  X  9 1/2 L inches

Price:  $115.00




No. 844 – Seasonal Scenes Obi

Wednesday, May 15th, 2019

Description:  Rich montage of seasonal vignettes celebrating Fall are presented in this vintage silk from Fukuro Obi; lined in a teal satin.  The copper colored metal leaf hangs over a magnet close; corresponding copper colored shoulder cord.

Size:  6 W  x  9 1/2 L inches

Price:  $115.00




No. 727 – Rustic Obi with 1950s Tree Button

Wednesday, May 15th, 2019

Description:  Rustic core from vintage Maru Obi is textured and mottled as a result of years stored away, giving it a more relaxed, casual feel; lined in off-white muslin.  The button is vintage, collectible – a hand-formed wood button made from an actual tree and signed on the back; corresponding jute shoulder cord.

Size:  6 W  x  9 1/2 L inches

Price:  $98.00




No. 883 – Art Deco Flowers Obi

Sunday, April 28th, 2019

Description:  Vintage black silk from Nagoya Obi presents a repeating pattern of black on black woven flowers with a distinctly Art Deco look; lined in black satin.  The button is vintage, Art Deco, black glass; corresponding black shoulder cord.

Size:  6 W  X  9 1/2 L inches

Price:  $110.00




No. 882 – Karabana Arabesque Obi

Sunday, April 28th, 2019

Description:  Rich and heavily textured describes this silk from Fukuro Obi with the focal point being the large karabana (an imaginary flower of China often used in Obi fabric); lined in gold satin.  The button is vintage metal, “Gay 90s” – getting harder and harder to find these days: corresponding gold shoulder cord.

Size:  6 W  X  9 1/2 L inches

Price:  $98.00