Long gold sash (obi) accompanying 1990,1106.1. The design is a copy of a painting depicting camellias with a blue bird in the central area, and a smaller motif of pinks at one end. The ground weave uses two different kinds of gold thread in a diffused gold background. Both ends are finished with a plain area of gold with a label in Japanese ('British Museum Collection') stitched onto one end. The method of weaving the decorative areas is called weft nishiki, a system whereby the coloured threads go from selvage to selvage unbroken, showing on the surface when required, otherwise running behind. Woven on a jacquard loom.
- 1990 (ca.)
- Made in: Kyoto-shi
- Length: 4.5 metres
- Width: 30.5 centimetres
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Object reference number: JCR18780
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