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


Obi type: Maru pattern on both sides.

Colour: Khaki, brown and black.

Technique : Woven. 

Condition: Excellent condition especially for it's age.

Fabric: Silk, it has texture and is lovely and soft not stiff like some maru obi's.

Design: Exotic bird and flower pattern.

Age: Vintage/Antique (Meiji period 1868-1912).

Origin: Japan.


Approx Size:

Lengths: 85 cm, 100 cm or 200 cm 

Width: 31 cm
Weight: 102 g (100 cm x 31 cm piece).


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Obi fabric - Maru Obi - Silk - Upcycle - Khaki, brown and black - Used

PriceFrom £25.00
    • 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.