waistband (belts (clothing: accessories)); textile; obi

Long, cream, twill-woven silk sash (obi). The textile has interwovenm decoration of 2 areas of gold- and silver-coloured, cream, pink, and blue abstract, geometric patterns on one half only. The pink and blue create an irregular shape on the top half of a silver-coloured and cream ground. The ground is patterned like irregular paving. The gold- and silver-coloured lines cross the shape. The sash appears to have been made from a length of cloth which has been lined. The decorated end is marked by 2 narrow, gold-coloured stripes on front and reverse. Between the 2 patterned areas the sash has been folded lengthwise. The less decorated half has been sewn together along the outside edge. This narrows the sash.

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