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Obi with Stylized Waves

Period:
Meiji period (1868–1912)
Date:
early 20th century
Culture:
Japan
Medium:
Silk and metallic thread
Dimensions:
Overall: W. 11 5/8 in. (29.5 cm); L. 163 in. (414 cm)
Classification:
Costumes
Credit Line:
Gift of Sue Cassidy Clark, in honor of Dr. Barbara Brennan Ford, 2005
Accession Number:
2005.171
Not on view
Dramatic waves rendered in gold and silver metallic threads and white and greenish blue silk crash and splash all over the surface of this obi. It is woven in a double-cloth weave that was very popular for obis in the Meiji period.
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Designing Nature: The Rinpa Aesthetic in Japanese Art," May 26, 2012–January 13, 2013.

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