Floral Japanese Obi Handbag (19th Century)

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Japanese Obi silk material from the Edo period, designed into a handbag with black Rhodium Silver, decorated with white Rose Cut Diamonds, Sterling Silver Gold plated. The handle is carved black wood.

This antique Japanese woven brocade kimono obi sash dates from the mid 19th century. It is made of silk woven into  with an floral pattern designs. This gorgeous Japanese Geisha obi sash would have been worn wrapped around securing a formal kimono used for ceremonial wear and celebration.

Silk became prominent to Japan and over the course of the Edo period, textile merchants based in Kyoto extended their control over the silk industry. Many of these families continue to hold prominent places in producing the highest-quality silks and Kimono today. Being associated with wealth and luxury, silk was regularly prohibited from being worn by commoners; however the people covered up their silks under rougher garments in public, and/or wearing more lavish garments only in private.

Rose Cut Diamonds: 2.55 cts.
Baguette Diamond: 0.08 ct.
Dimension : 30(L)x 11(W) x 31(H) cm.
Weight: 542.16 gms.

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