waistcloth; sash; obi

Woman's silk waist sash, obi, made of a rectangular piece of silk folded in half lengthways and slip-stitched along the edge but with a small part left open to form a pocket. Interlined with stiffening and silk. The design is of simplified fir trees (in green brown and beige) and some flowers and leaves against an all over cream background. The pattern and motifs are probably printed although they retain the feel of stencilled or painted work.

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