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  • We acquired this object.

2020

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Obi Fabric, late 19th–early 20th century

This is a Obi fabric. It is dated late 19th–early 20th century and we acquired it in 2016. Its medium is silk and its technique is warp-faced twill weave with continuous supplementary weft patterning (nishiki). It is a part of the Textiles department.

This object was donated by Gail P. Lloyd. It is credited Gift of Gail P. Lloyd.

Its dimensions are

Warp x Weft: 431.8 × 67.9 cm (14 ft. 2 in. × 26 3/4 in.)

It is inscribed

Stamped with producer's mark.

Cite this object as

Obi Fabric, late 19th–early 20th century; silk; Warp x Weft: 431.8 × 67.9 cm (14 ft. 2 in. × 26 3/4 in.); Gift of Gail P. Lloyd; 2016-23-1

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