Vintage silk obi cushions

S/N:LV 1619

  • £295.00 for the pair
  • €321 Euro
  • $379 US Dollar

United Kingdom

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Vintage silk obi cushions

A pair of cushions handmade from an oriental gold fan (Uchiwa) and floral embroidery design vintage obi woven with real gilt and silk thread
Backed with vintage kimono silk
Mid-Showa Period

Obi, meaning sash, is a belt for traditional Japanese dress generally worn as part of kimono outfits. Obis frequently carry a variety of symbols. These cushions are embroidered with golden fans (Uchiwa) and a type of Chrysanthemum known as ‘Steamed Bun’ (Manjukiku) because it resembles a puffy dessert of the same name. The fan is a symbol of prosperity and gold ones are considered to attract wealth. Chrysanthemums are an auspicious symbol of beauty, rejuvenation and longevity.


  • W: 30.5cm (12.01in)
  • D: 43cm (16.93in)


Japanese circa 1955

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