Obi Bags

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. 820 – Bold Waves Obi Tuck

Thursday, February 15th, 2018

Description:  Complex and swirling ocean waves in vintage silk metallics from Fukuro Obi are rendered in the Obi Tuck treatment, lined in black satin.  Although the left side of the flap appears blue, it is actually black, with blue-green as the contract among the gold and silver waves; corresponding black shoulder cord. Smashing!

Size:  6 W  X  9 1/2 L inches

Price:  $93.00




No. 819 – Sea Waves Obi

Saturday, February 3rd, 2018

Description:  Vintage silk from Fukuro Obi weaves metallic threads of varying shade of gold into a surging sweep of ocean waves kissed by metallic blue/aqua; lined in a blue satin.  Magnet closure is hidden under a striking piece of curved dichroic glass with scales and shimmers as of a deep sea creature.  This bead is hand-formed by Lewis Wilson of New Mexico and is one of a kind – may be worn as a pendant when the bag wears out.  Shoulder cord is a soft bronze.

Size:  6 W  X  9 1/2 L inches

Price:  $119.00




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. 817 – Purple Arabesque Obi

Wednesday, December 27th, 2017

Description:  Vintage purple silk from Fukuro Obi is festooned with flowers and leaves in arabesque; lined in a shimmering silver satin.  The button is vintage, collectible, black glass, with the etched flower design overlaid in pewter, and stamped “La Mode” on the back; corresponding black shoulder cord.

Size:  6 W  X  9 1/2 L inches

Price:  $108.00




No. 818 – Paulownia Abstract Obi

Wednesday, December 27th, 2017

Description:  Striking black vintage silk from Fukuro Obi displays a center panel of geometrics in red and silver with the beloved paulownia tree displayed in gold on the front and silver on the back, flanked by solid black silk satin side panels from the same Obi.  The bag is lined in black satin.  The button is vintage, collectible, domed, black glass, heavily etched and faceted to echo the fabric’s geometry; corresponding black shoulder cord.

Size:  6 W  X  9 1/2 L inches

Price:  $107.00

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




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