Obi Bags

No. 914 – Rustic Obi with New Mexico Stone Pendant

Saturday, January 18th, 2020

Description:  Vintage core from Maru Obi interestingly textured of unknown material; lined in off-white muslin.  Over the magnet closure hangs a piece of stone sculpture bought in New Mexico from a dealer in antique artifacts; corresponding jute shoulder cord.  NOTE:  The pendant may be worn as jewelry once the bag wears out.

Size:  6 W  X  10 L inches

Price:  $108.00




No. 913 – Bright Blue Waves Obi

Wednesday, December 11th, 2019

Description:  Vintage royal blue silk from Fukuro Obi is embellished with dramatic waves rendered in silver and gold metallic threads; lined in a royal blue satin.  Over the magnetic closure hangs a silver metal sculpture found in New Mexico – the swirling of the metal echoes the swirling of the waves; corresponding silver shoulder cord.  NOTE:  The silver sculpture is hand-sewn onto the flap – the stitches are not invisible.  When the bag wears out, the pendant may be worn on a chain as a piece of jewelry.

Size:  6 W  X  9 3/4 L inches

Price:  $105.00




No. 912 – Blue Tortoise Obi

Wednesday, December 11th, 2019

Description:  This is from a contemporary silk Fukuro Obi called “tortoise” due to the repeating pattern outlined in navy blue while the field shimmers in metallic golds, turquoise and greens; lined in navy blue satin.  Over the magnetic closure hangs a multi-colored glass bead, picking up the colors in the fabric, and a navy blue tassel; corresponding navy blue shoulder cord.

Size:  6 W  X  9 3/4 L inches

Price:  $101.00




No. 911 – Golden Butterflies Obi

Wednesday, December 11th, 2019

Description:  Positively smashing is this vintage silk from Fukuro Obi celebrating giant golden butterflies against a shimmering brown field accented in silver and gold; lined in a bronzed brown satin.  The button is modern, enameled coconut; corresponding bronze shoulder cord.  Truly a gorgeous bag!

Size:  6 W  X  9 3/4 L inches

Price:  $98.00




 

 

No. 689 – Karabana Mandala Obi

Sunday, December 8th, 2019

Description:  Set into a silver field and accented in gold, this stunning karabana (mythical flower of China) creates a mandala as the focal point on the flap; turk’s head tassel and silver bead hang over a magnetic closure.  The bag is lined in shimmering silver satin’ corresponding pewter shoulder cord.  This is the last of this pattern from a vintage Fukuro Obi.

Size:  6 W  X  9 1/2 L inches

Price:  $104.00




No. 829 – Fans & Tassels Obi

Sunday, December 8th, 2019

Description:  Golden tassels combine with brilliant unfolded fans in amazing colors against an orange silk field in this vintage Fukuro Obi fabric; lined in stunning purple satin.  The button is vintage, collectible, “Gay 90’s”, set with a purple faceted stone; corresponding gold shoulder cord.  Stunning!

Size:  6 W  X  9 1/2 L inches

Price:  $108.00




No. 665 – Nesting Peacock Obi

Sunday, December 8th, 2019

Description:  Here is the very last of this gorgeous antique silk Maru Obi featuring a nested peacock as the focal on the flap in soft tones tinged with gold; lined in a shimmering soft brown satin.  The button is vintage, collectible acetate with a center of black glass overlaid in gold; corresponding soft bronze shoulder cord.

Size:  6 W  X  9 1/2 L inches

Price:  $102.00




No. 831 – Orange Fans & Flowers Obi

Sunday, December 8th, 2019

Description:  Fabulous vintage orange silk from Fukuro Obi is embellished with a riot of flowers amid fan and geometric forms; lined in a gorgeous orange satin.  The button is vintage, collectible, “Gay 90’s” with an orange faceted center stone; corresponding gold shoulder cord.

Size:  6 W  X  9 3//4 L inches

Price:  $109.00




No. 910 – Black Arabesque with Tassel

Friday, November 15th, 2019

Description:  Vintage black silk from Nagoya Obi presents exotic leaves in an arabesque pattern, tone on tone; lined in black satin.  Over the magnet closure hangs a black turk’s head tassel embellished with an openwork silver bead; corresponding black shoulder cord.  Simple and elegant!

Size:  6 W  X  9 1/2 L inches

Price:  $102.00




No. 909 – Winter Forest Obi

Friday, November 15th, 2019

Description:  Perfect for the Holiday party scene, this vintage silk from Fukuro Obi presents a silver forest with a pale copper light coming through from the background as though of a sunrise or sunset, with gold metallic dusted here and there over the trees; lined in a sunrise shimmering satin.  The button, identified as “antique” due to its design, is actually modern Italian; corresponding silver shoulder cord.  Smashing!!

Size:  6 W  X  9 3/4 L inches

Price:  $102.00