Obi – Trinket and Memories #27

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So without further adieu here is my 27th trinket

Japanese Obi

obi (3)An Obi is the beautiful sash that is tied in an often elaborate bow around a Japanese Kimono.

I love textiles and often purchase something that reflects a country and its culture. I am also a huge fan of flea markets. I bought this at a huge flea market which is held only twice a year once for 2 days in December and once in January for 2 days. It is called the Setagaya Boroichi. It has a history of about 430 years. Second hand kimono and obi can be purchased for as little as a 1000 yen or about $10

I have several obi which I use as table runners or wall hangings. This one adorns the door to my bedroom.

I love the bright colours, the rich texture and the patterns on it.

While mine is not tied up in an elaborate bow, it will forever be tied up with my fond memories of Japan.


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7 responses to “Obi – Trinket and Memories #27

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