Japanese obi

Japanese Obi for my projects.

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I started new projects to use Japanese Obi. I want to make something from Japanese Obi 
because Japanese Obi is beautiful, delicate desing,woven and quite antique! I want to collaborate with Today's trend and antique taste. Also it's very hard to find Japanese obi except in Japan. I would like to introduce about Japanese Obi(sash) a little bit. When we wear kimono(traditional clothes) we use Obi(sash) as a belt. Obi have beautiful design and woven. Obi is important item to make your kimono stunning! Because when you wear kimono that obi comes to the center of your body so it's definately catch people's eyes. Obi have several type like a ROKUTSU/FUKURO obi, MARU obi,Nagoya obi etc...The MARU obi is the most formal obi, with both sides fully patterned along its length. The classic maru obi measures 33cm wide.

Handmade by MashtonMashton

Handmade by MashtonMashton

The MARU obi is usually made of elaborately patterned brocade or tapestry, which is often richly decorated with gold threads. It was most popular during the Meiji and Taisho eras. However, due to its exorbitant cost and weight (which makes it uncomfortable to wear), the maru obi is rarely worn today, except for traditional Japanese weddings and other very formal occasions.

The ROKUTSU/FUKURO obi is a slightly less formal style than the maru obi. The rokutsu/fukuro obi was created in the late 1920s. The fukuro/fukuro obi is made with a fine brocade or tapestry, which is patterned along 60% of its length on one side. The back of the fukuro/fukuro obi may be lined with a plain silk or brocade, making it less expensive and less bulky to wear than the maru obi.

Handmade by MashtonMashton

handmade by MashtonMashton

Even though the rokutu/fukuro obi is not as quite formal as the maru obi, the rokutsu / fukuro obi can be used for formal occasions. The length and width of the fukuro obi is the same as the maru obi. Thus, fukuro obi can hardly be distinguished from maru obi when tied over the kimono.

I have some idea to use Japanese obi for my projects! Once I am done I will post it!
I would be glad if you are interested in Japanese culture or kimono, obi! 

Thank you for reading!

Have a great day!  Ma.xo

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