Obi Bags

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. 805 – Fu Dog Obi

Saturday, September 23rd, 2017

Description:  Vintage silk from Nagoya Obi displays the playful Fu Dog charging across the flap of the bag; lined in black satin.  The button is vintage, collectible, brass and silver metal – notice how it echoes the fearsome “claws” of the Fu Dog; corresponding black shoulder cord.  This is the last Fu Dog, unless we get lucky finding another Fu Dog Obi!

Size:  6 W  X  9 1/2 L inches

Price:  $98.00




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




No. 803 – Black Arabesque Obi

Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017

Description:  Black on black is this vintage silk from Nagoya Obi in a sophisticated arabesque design; lined in black satin.  The vintage button is collectible faceted black glass with a border of silver rather like a spider web; corresponding black shoulder cord.

Size:  6 W  X  9 1/2 L inches

Price:  $118.00




No. 802 – Matsu and Mountains Obi

Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017

Description:  Vintage antique gold satin from Fukuro Obi tells the story of matsu (pine trees) set against gentle mountains in a gorgeous palette of shimmering aqua, silver and softest gold with a green tinge; lined in a green-gold satin.  The button is vintage brass openwork, collectible, depicting the Geisha with oversized fan; corresponding bronze-colored shoulder cord.  Fabulous for Fall!

Size:  6 W  X  9 1/2 L inches

Price:  $109.00




No. 801 – Geometry on Black Obi

Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017

Description:  Vintage black silk from Fukuro Obi combines gold and silver metallic thread with true red in hexagonal overlapping shapes; lined in black satin.  The button is vintage, collectible with a black bakelite base hosting a silver filigreed center topped by a piece of black glass; corresponding black shoulder cord.

Size:  6 W  X  9 1/2 L inches

Price:  $105.00




No. 728 – Mahogany Arabesque Obi

Wednesday, August 9th, 2017

Description:  Vintage silk Nagoya Obi has morphed to a deep mahogany field due to chemical changes in the silk dye from being in storage for years.  This chemistry provides a rich background for the black flowering arabesque design on the fabric; lined in black satin.  To compound the luxe, the collectible vintage black glass button is not only faceted but etched providing both a matte finished edge surrounding a faceted shiny center; corresponding black shoulder cord.  Very sophisticated.

Size:  6 W  X  9 1/2 L inches

Price:  $125.00




No. 765 – Burgundy Scrolls Obi

Wednesday, August 9th, 2017

Description:  Vintage silk from kimono bolt presents a burgundy field with scroll work in gray outlined with black to accentuate all the curlicues; lined in black satin.  The button is vintage, collectible, smoky mother of pearl; corresponding black shoulder cord.  Speaks to Fall going on into Winter very nicely!

Size:  6 W  X  9 1/2 L inches

Price:  $98.00




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