Woman’s Belt (Obi)

An obi is a belt used for traditional Japanese clothing. The pattern shows a cloud or water design covered with images of flowers. In addition, there are floating hexagons with a chrysanthemum, a peony, and a crest-like symbol.

Title: Woman’s Belt (Obi)

Artist: Unknown

Creation Date: 1990s

Geography: Japan

Culture: Japanese

Medium: Silk, metallic thread

Technique: Plain weave, supplementary weft patterning

Dimensions: 30.6 x 406 cm (12 x 159 7/8 in)

Classification: Costumes; accessories worn

Credit Line: Gift of Tina Ruyter, 2022

Object ID Number: 2022.13.KT728