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


Obi type: Fukuro. This is the middle section of an obi I have already listed see ref SKU No. OBIF0006

Colour: The top - Gold and black. The back - Gold metallic thread.

Technique : Woven. 

Condition: Very good for a used item its hardly used, a few fold lines but no other marks.

Fabric: Silk and metallic thread.

Design: One side is a repeating pattern of a diamond motif the other side is plain.

Age: Unknown.

Origin: Japan.


Approx Size:

Lengths: 100 cm (If you prefer a 50 cm piece please contact me).

Width: 30 cm
Weight: 115 g (100 cm x 30 cm piece).


Please read additional info section.

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

Thank you!

Obi fabric - Fukuro Obi - Silk /Metallic - Upcycle - Gold and black - Used

    • 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.