Antique odori obi for dance w/ woven sayagata
Beautiful antique odori obi for dance, this gorgeous silk obi is patterned fully on both sides. It would make a bold statement with any ensemble. It would also be amazing fabric for cushions, bags, any project where a durable and beautiful fabric is needed.
- Odori obi (踊帯, “dance obi”) is a name for obi used in dance acts. This obi is often big, simple-patterned and has patterns done in metallic colours so that it can be seen easily from the audience. They can be 10 centimetres (3.9 in) to 30 centimetres (12 in) wide and 350 centimetres (11.5 ft) to 450 centimetres (14.8 ft) long. As the term “odori obi” is not established, it can refer to any obi meant for dance acts.
• Sayagata: the swastika is often found as part of a repeating pattern. One common pattern, called sayagata in Japanese, is made of of interlocking manji/swastikas, left- and right-facing swastikas joined by lines. As the negative space between the lines has a distinctive shape, the sayagata pattern is sometimes called the “key fret” motif in English.