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Obi (Belt)

A work made of silk and gold-leaf-over-lacquered-paper strips, and silver- and gold-leaf-over-lacquered-paper-strip-wrapped rayon, warp-float faced 2:1 'z' twill weave with supplementary patterning wefts bound by main warps and supplementary brocading wefts.

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  • A work made of silk and gold-leaf-over-lacquered-paper strips, and silver- and gold-leaf-over-lacquered-paper-strip-wrapped rayon, warp-float faced 2:1 'z' twill weave with supplementary patterning wefts bound by main warps and supplementary brocading wefts.

Date:

1901/25, Meiji period (1868–1912)/ Taishô period (1912–1926)

Artist:

Japan

About this artwork

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Textiles

Title

Obi (Belt)

Place

Japan (Object made in)

Date  Dates are not always precisely known, but the Art Institute strives to present this information as consistently and legibly as possible. Dates may be represented as a range that spans decades, centuries, dynasties, or periods and may include qualifiers such as c. (circa) or BCE.

Made 1901–1925

Medium

Silk and gold-leaf-over-lacquered-paper strips, and silver- and gold-leaf-over-lacquered-paper-strip-wrapped rayon, warp-float faced 2:1 'Z' twill weave with supplementary patterning wefts bound by main warps and supplementary brocading wefts

Dimensions

402.5 × 32.5 cm (158 3/8 × 12 3/4 in.); Warp repeat: H.: 61.1 cm (24 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Beatrice Cummings Mayer

Reference Number

1994.306

Extended information about this artwork

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