Obi Totes

No. 117 – Obi Tote – Pomegranate Patchwork

Friday, March 17th, 2017

Description:  Vintage silk satin is a lush pomegranate color.  The body is fully padded and lined in a shimmering burgundy to pomegranate satin.  The pocket, also padded, is a patchwork of kimono silk, combined with silks from three other Obis, and a little coppery ribbon bling punctuating the composition.  The button is vintage brass; two 25-inch deep green cord handles.

Size:  11 W  X  15 L inches

Price:  $75.00


No. 112 – Obi Tote – Hokusai Waves

Friday, March 17th, 2017

Description:  Vintage navy blue silk provides the canvas for the metallic gold waves in the style of the famous woodblock prints of Hokusai.  The bag is fully padded and lined in navy blue satin; the pocket, also padded, displays the pattern.  The button is a vintage, domed, twinkle with a somewhat nautical feel to it; two 25-inch navy blue cord handles.

Size:  11 W  X  15 L inches

Price:  $75.00



No. 116 – Obi Tote – Vermillion Kanji

Friday, March 17th, 2017

Description:  Vintage silk satin from Fukuro Obi is a true red.  The tote is padded with a beautiful gold satin lining.  The pocket, also padded, displays the patterns in gold and white with a single kanji character below the leaves; the button closure is a vintage, filigreed, brass leaf; two 25-inch gold cord handles.  This is the last of this rare Obi – red is very hard to find.

Size:  11 W  X  15 L inches

Price:  $75.00


No. 108 – Obi Tote – Golden Stream

Saturday, September 17th, 2016

obi tote 108Description:  Vintage silk from two Obi sashes:  the pocket from a venerable Maru and the body from a vintage Fukuro Obi.  This bag is fully padded, lined in a shimmering gold on brown satin.  The outside pocket is fastened by a gorgeous vintage brass button containing a mother of pearl center stone; two 25-inch soft gold shoulder cords.

Size:  11 W  X  15 L inches

Price:  $75.00



No. 115 – Obi Tote – Grape Seigaiha

Friday, September 9th, 2016

obi-tote-115Description:  Vintage burgundy silk provides the background for the repeating arches pattern known as seigaiha – in this case lots of geometry woven in metallic threads enhances the arcs.  The tote is fully padded, including the outer pocket, and lined in a shimmering burgundy satin.  The button is vintage, collectible; it is square and resembles a diorama, with little trinkets trapped under some type of resin – stamped “Astor” and “50” on the back.  There are two soft gold 25-inch cord handles.

Size:  11 W  X  15 L inches

Price:  $75.00


No. 111 – Obi Tote – Lavender Lotus

Thursday, August 18th, 2016

obi tote 111Description:  The very last of this gorgeous vintage silk Obi fabric is a delicate lavender with a flowing stream pattern including lotus flowers, arranged across the top.  The bag is padded, has a large inner compartment and one outer pocket, and is lined in shimmering silver satin.  The ornament is a tagua nut mixed with siver beads and topped with a dainty silver button; two 25-in charcoal cord handles.

Size:  12 1/2 W  X  15 L inches

Price:  $75.00


No. 107 – Obi Tote – Black with Sakura Blossoms

Thursday, December 31st, 2015

obi tote 107Description:  Vintage black silk satin forms the base of this padded tote lined in a shimmering green-gray satin.  The outer pocket is vintage silk from a Fukuro Obi, embellished with a stripe of charming sakura blossoms and topped with a vintage square black button close.  There are two 25-inch black cord handles.

Size:  11 W  X  15 L inches

Price:  $75.00


No. 95 – Obi Tote – Brown with Flower Medallions

Saturday, January 3rd, 2015

Description:  Rich milk chocolate antique silk displays a tone on tone pattern intermixed with embroidered medallions of flowers  in rich tones; lined in soft gold satin.  Both the outer pocket and the body of the tote are fully padded; two 25-inch deep navy blue cord handles

Size:  11 W  X  15 L inches

Price:  $65.00





No. 74 – Obi Tote – Pink with Mauve

Saturday, September 28th, 2013

Description:  Pink displays geometric designs containing flowers in mauve-charcoal; lined in charcoal satin.  The button is a vintage “La Mode” glass button with a charcoal overlay that shimmers; two 25-inch silver shoulder cords.

Size:  11 1/4 W  X  15 L inches

Price:  $65.00





No. 75 – Obi Tote – Peach Traditional

Saturday, September 28th, 2013

Description:  Peach silk solid from a Fukuro Obi forms the base for this tote lined in a beige-apricot satin.  The pocket is from a Maru Obi in a traditional design, softly padded and lined in the same satin.  The button is vintage brass with a copper patina; two soft green 25-inch shoulder cords.

Size:  12 W  X  15 L inches

Price:  $65.00





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