'Kin Kaou' Obi

    • This antique, silk 'Golden Peony' Hanhaba  style Obi  (1/2 width kimono sash) from the Meiji period (1868–1912) features peonies,  chrysanthemum and leaves, pine needles, plum blossoms and clouds  - symbolically they cover the late autumn to early winter seasons.

      The obi itself is quite demure as was the fashion of time and the colour has become a little muted due to exposure to light and air at various stages throughout the last century or more - as you might expect in an antique piece. Unfortunately we don't know the actual age of this Obi but it was woven sometime in the Meiji era - ageing it somewhere between 100 - 149 years (in 2017).

      The base colour is dark gold with lighter gold cloud patterns which catch the light. Many of the shapes are outlined in black and some of the embroidered flowers are a subtle pink. 


      Given its antique status this beautiful piece is in very good condition. We highly recommend this obi for display purposes only - in order to preserve its beauty.


  • Note - Please Read before purchase:

    As we take every measure to ensure you are advised of the correct sizing and condition prior to purchase - we ask you to please be aware that we don't refund for Obi chosen in error. Please don't hesitate to contact us with any queries before purchase.

    All vintage and antique obi were hand made.


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