Silk obi fabric from a used obi which I have unpicked/deconstructed for recycling purposes.


Obi type: Fukuro. This is the plain middle/lining section of the obi.

Colour: Green both sides.

Technique : Woven. 

Condition: Does have a two stains near one end on both seam lines, the rest of the fabric in very good condition. Please see photos.

Fabric: Silk lovely feel and ideal for embroidery work or lining  handbags, quilting etc. 

Design: Both sides are plain fabric with two seams on on each side as the fabric on the back is slightly different to the front.

Age: Unknown.

Origin: Japan.


Approx Size:

Lengths: 100 cm

Width: 30 cm
Weight: 150 g


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Any questions on this item please feel free to contact me.

Thank you!

Obi fabric - Fukuro Obi - Plain/Lining - Silk - Upcycle - Green

    • Obi is the sash/belt worn around the waist of a kimono and can be 4 metre's long with widths around 30 cm. There are many different types of obi but I mainly sell Fukuro or Maru fabric unless stated otherwise.
    • Fukuro Obi are generally made up of two pieces of fabric sewn together like a very long table runner with a plain or pattern section in the middle simular to the reverse fabric.
    • Maru obi are usually one piece folded in half and sewn down one side so you get patterned fabric on both sides.
    • Unlike kimono fabric which is lightweight, obi fabric is much more firm and has a luxurious look which would be ideal for home decor projects, like cushions and table runners, also handbags.
    • With vintage or secondhand fabrics on some occasions you may find a small imperfection which is to be expected with these types of fabrics. If it was a significant imperfection I would mention it in the listing.
    • Items are not washable, please consult professional dry cleaners for advice if required or do a test sample before washing.