Happy Independence Day Obi

Totally fun item today to help celebrate:  A Japanese obi to wear with your sar… uh, your kimono!  Among the interesting foreign people and art to show up on similar Nagoya obis are Indian women and picturesque groups that include men and elephants, and all things Egyptian.  Hieroglyphic characters do look especially nice.

This obi has a bold look, primary colours on a rich, brick fabric that appears hand woven. The photo above shows the folded knot for the back of the obi.   And of course, the design for the front shows an Indian lady with the requisite fashion accessory – a large water pot.

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