Obi
Silk, metallic thread
Jacquard weave

In the same way that mid-century kimonos had modernist themes, so did obis. Pitchers were a popular theme in cubist still lifes, and the popularity of that theme is reflected here. One way this designer skillfully interpreted cubist shadows was by varying the density of black, white and red threads.

The designer also achieved changes in surface texture and depth by varying the threads. This obi is woven with a combination of thin, thick, twisted and straight threads.

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